Well, that last post "to emote or not to emote?" was an interesting discussion.
Maithri's comment inspires this post.
"Honesty vs dignified circumspection...I think theres a time and a place for both ;) They're both important...I love your style its the right balance between the two...."
It reminds me of an observation somebody made to me once: "We all think that our own level of cleanliness is the right one, any cleaner and we think it's obsessive, any less clean and we think it's disgraceful"
Ain't that the truth?
I think the whole honesty/ dignity question is similar. We tend to think that anyone more open than ourselves is, at the very least, leaving themselves open to be hurt or ridiculed and we tend to find the quieter people a little bit elusive.
I have noticed that this kind of thinking applies in a few areas.
Isn't our own level of permissiveness/ discipline with our children always the "right" one?
Isn't our own level of spending always the "right" balance between tightwad and ridiculously extravagant?
Where have you noticed this phenomenon ?