Saturday, August 22, 2009

Public Displays of Affection

Public Displays of Affection

We all shy away from indulging in it. Not like its taboo. Then why the apprehension?  Why are we afraid to be public. Why do we think so hard what others will say about it. 

Be it in person, on the net, or otherwise, something holds us back. Something prevents us from being open about our feelings, appreciating things, right from admiring somebody's new look to congratulating somebody on his/her success.

Confused, eh? Well the post is not really about what you think it is. Its about the basic trait of humans which allows them to be affectionate, be appreciative, give others a pat on their back. 

When we develop a feeling in our minds, why do we restrain ourselves from letting it out . Are we afraid of what will others think about us? As the great Dale Carnegie refers to in his books "Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise". Why don't we take the first step, and start appreciating, publically. Life they say is a vicious circle, it all comes back to you. Your act may bring a smile to somebody and then possibly come back to you :) . So do it for yourself if nobody else.