Friday, November 7, 2008
Keeping your pain bottled inside can make you look like a hairy woodland creature.
People who have lived through some great trauma in their life, especially at a young age, tend to let those memories sink deep inside and not talk about it. Keeping pain inside lets it fester like an open wound surrounded by infection. It will just sit inside and eat at the person until it begins to kill them. The pain is always there with everything they do and they can never truly be happy because they are never at peace. Talking about their pain is a very hard thing to do, but it will let all of the negativity out of them. If they can use their pain to help others then they have taken their tragedy and used it as a blessing. That is the key to getting closure from the pain. Without closure the pain will always be there, lurking in the shadows, waiting to come back and haunt them. Elie uses his pain from the Holocaust for the good of other people. If all of the people who suffered in that time just kept it inside and let the world forget, it would probably happen again. You know, history does repeat itself. If he would have held that pain inside for the rest of his life he would have been miserable forever. By getting closure you can move forward in your life and not forget your pain, but use it as strength.
By: E-Dizzle, Chop Suey, Ray-D-Ation, and if ashley was here we'd call her Ashtard :D