A Woman’s Secret
Every Sunday it has become a ritual to check Postsecret for new secrets that have been sent in. For those of you who do not know the concept of Postsecret – people can send in a postcard they have created or altered themselves and share a secret they have not shared with anyone so far. All this happens anonymously, so the secrets shared still stay secrets but the bearer has had the chance to say it, share it, let it out, without having to fear losing someone, hurting someone, etc. depending on the secret the have shared. It happens that comments are added to the secrets, from strangers, who have been reading the site, or the secret-sharers and sometimes they tell us that sharing the secret on the page gave them enough courage to share their secrets with their loved ones, friends, family.
Some of the secrets are turned into books, which can be ordered online (please check the Postsecret page for more details).
This Sunday I came across a secret that fits nicely into the recent events and my latest blog posts about teenagers running amok due to social harassment and negligence of teachers and parents alike. In a conversation about this topic someone mentioned to me that running amok was a male thing – women genetically lack this trigger in the brain that makes them grab a gun and shoot at people. I do not believe in this theory and still think a lot of differences are taught, not inherent.
The secret I want to share comes from a women and sums up nicely why she did not run amok, even though she felt like doing so at times. It also sums up nicely what prevented her from killing people – the lack of firearms at hand.
Here is the translation of the postcard for all those who do not understand German:
I can understand kids who go postal.
… when the pressure becomes too much … I understand.
I just didn’t run amok as a teenager because I didn’t have a gun.
In my fantasy I was a sick female killer.
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