We all have our secret shames. Guilty little skeletons in the closet that we would never dare to confess to even our closest friends. Well, not when sober, at least.

The great thing about the internet is its anonymity. Behind the protection of a screen, people can feel liberated to say things they never would in face-to-face conversation, and really say what they mean. Of course, it goes both ways and this can also lead to all kinds of bullying and abuse, but that's for another post.

This post is all about getting it off your chest and owning up to past wrongs. While confessing anonymously to randoms on the internet is hardly taking responsibility for one's actions, the very act of confession can alleviate feelings of guilt and help people to get on with their lives. From the hilariously trivial to the actually quite profound, these confessions will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions, and might even make you reflect on your own past transgressions.

So scroll down below to check out the sordid details for yourself, and let the therapy begin!

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

i always did it. and turned them away when i thought i'm doing something they wouldn't approve. just in case :D

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According to an article in Scientific American, any type of open and truthful disclosure reduces stress and helps individuals come to terms with their behavior. "It is not coincidental that some of the most powerful people or institutions in many cultures encourage people to confess their transgressions," they write. "And there is very strong evidence that writing about upsetting experiences or dark secrets can benefit your mental and physical well-being."

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Chicken Pox
Community Member
2 years ago

I would do the same. Smart move.

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Shawn
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah I agree with this. I care more about animals than the majority of people.. humans suck for the most part.

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"First, simply putting emotional turmoil into words changes how we think about it. Giving concrete form to secret experiences can help categorize them in new ways. For instance, when we translate emotional experiences into words and stories, we start to think about them in a simpler, less menacing context. There is no solid evidence to explain this phenomenon, but it most likely occurs because talking or writing about a disturbing event helps us understand it better. And things we do not understand cause greater anxiety."

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

Nothing to feel guilty about.

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RavenPuffPanda
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2 years ago

Thats me.

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"Dozens of studies have also shown that expressive writing is linked to less stress and improved sleep and cardiovascular function. We know that better sleep is associated with enhanced immune function and better general health—which correlate with better mental health, too."

"Expressive writing and religious confession are not panaceas, but these forms of release can help us get through difficult times. The beauty is that you do not have to be religious to benefit from confession. The underlying mechanisms are available to anyone for the price of a pencil and paper."

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Same tbh. I especially hate it when they do this while hiking/camping. People go in the mountains for the quiet, if you want music blasting go to a club.

Wanda Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Yessss. Also, I'm sorry, but the assumption that EVERYONE wants to hear the music YOU like is just arrogant.

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Shawn
Community Member
2 years ago

But they are!!

Inflatable Lunchbox
Community Member
2 years ago

it's a terrible thing to assume by judging a person's public choices. but i see what ur saying my dude

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

Because they are.

Ian Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

They ARE bad people.

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
2 years ago

They actually are bad people.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

They invented headphones and earbuds for this exact reason, so make use of technology people!

Joseph Roberts
Community Member
2 years ago

The same applies to drivers who do this.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

And people blasting music from their vehicles with all their windows down. Am I supposed to be impressed by their playlist?

Neon Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

If they're alone (ie not playing music for a group of people) and they don't have a hearing problem, then most (MOST) of the time they actually are.

Shireen
Community Member
2 years ago

Also, when they take calls on their mobile phones with speaker phone turned on!

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
2 years ago

They are a bad person. Anyone that is unable or unwilling to realize that their actions are negatively affecting other people is a graceless jerk.

K Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

Same! or if they drive by with the music blaring.

K Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

Or if they're in a public place with their phone call on speaker

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Ewa Drygas
Community Member
2 years ago

because they are

Maya Baggins
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe not bad... but rude AF for sure

Aalo
Community Member
2 years ago

Worse is when they talk on the phone with the speaker on or worse if they just talk loudly as if they are the only one on the bus/train/street. Makes me want to join in on the conversation and just act as a good listener.

Lillukka79
Community Member
2 years ago

Not bad, just arseholes.

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
2 years ago

You are not alone.

Lauren Baker
Community Member
2 years ago

I mostly agree with this. It's perfectly fine when you are just listening to music through headphones/earbuds but to do it out loud in public is ignorant and disrespectful!

Nathalie Langevin
Community Member
2 years ago

I usually ask them if they are sure that I like that music....If they react aggressively, I suggest Mozart or Beethoven. They usually walk away.

Maria Rohlen
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think they're bad, I think they are idiots!

Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

I don’t think they are a bad person but I thinking their are inconsiderate asshats.

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

For me, it depends on the situational context and location. Also, depends on the equipment. And type of music eheheh.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 years ago

They are bad. Well, they are at least Inconsiderate people and that's bad.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

or a pill type speaker.

Janette Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Rude to say the least

Johnny Moravec
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm kinda ok with it when young people do it. I used to do the same thing, blast the music thru my phone speaker like "no f*cks given". But i got older and finally realized how annoying it is.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Modern technology is fine at home, leave it there !!!

Cadence Becker
Community Member
2 years ago

lol

mithril
Community Member
2 years ago

That's because they really are.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
2 years ago

-or cars

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
2 years ago

My husband is convinced that there should be a hunting season for them.

Sandra Mason
Community Member
2 years ago

and crazy loud cars going by and my neighbor who blasts his garage stereo for as long as 14 hours in one day

Pippa Runs
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s impolite.

Edwin Lesperance
Community Member
2 years ago

They are.

lucas gich
Community Member
2 years ago

They are and also usually have very bad taste.

Roger Woodside
Community Member
2 years ago

That, and the inbreds who walk around in public yelling into their phone which is on speakerphone. Idiots.

Samhhain Cat
Community Member
2 years ago

Because they are.

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

I tend to just think they're an inconsiderate asshole.

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
2 years ago

Same! I assume these people are douche bags. They are douche bags!

Marleen
Community Member
2 years ago

Not neccessarily bad, just plain stupid

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
2 years ago

They aren't?

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
2 years ago

I do too, unless it's metal or punk, then i will start moshing with them.

Lia Felis
Community Member
2 years ago

Stolen phones dosn't come with headset...

Clinton Yew
Community Member
2 years ago

I believe some of you reading this post will find that you are one of those bad person. Google Trekz Titanium.

Rogue
Community Member
2 years ago

I have something for you to Google too, try "how not to be an obnoxious a-hole". You might learn something.

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Octavia Hansen
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2 years ago

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These are people who have no friends, people truly alone . . .

Shawn
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2 years ago

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Like.. you?

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Shawn
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2 years ago

Tell me about it.. My baby is dying right now from bone cancer. It hurts so bad and idk how I'm gonna get along after she's gone.

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So there you go. Got any guilty secrets you've been holding on to? Try writing about them, and allow yourself to properly express your emotions. It is clearly a great benefit to both your mental and physical health!

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

Alone time is important. When I come back from a long business trip surrounded by colleagues and business associates, the first thing I ask of my hubby is some me time. I just need to recollect myself.

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Shawn
Community Member
2 years ago

I love my dog more than anyone else in this world

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

sounds fun

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CookieActually
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2 years ago

Isn’t this everyone though??? 😂

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#12

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Shawn
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww!! Happens to me as well! Now more than ever.

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Neon Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

Mental health is important.

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ravina nimje
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2 years ago

I live in third world country and I still have more love and sympathy for animals lot more than humans.

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Hannah Bloomfield
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2 years ago

This breaks my heart

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
2 years ago

Karma

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A B C
Community Member
2 years ago

I know that problem from other subcultures and topics...

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Rogue
Community Member
2 years ago

Take the cat to a vet ASAP and have them check for the ID chip.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

normal

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Laura Thai
Community Member
2 years ago

my brothers gf got pregnant and lost it. I was secretly pleased cause they don't have their shit together and live in a trashy apt. with no ambition to make their life better. his gf is also not right in the head. I am glad they lost it cause it would have made mess out of their already messy life. however, I'm curious if it would have given him a reason to change.

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

If you are his best friend I don't want to know who is his worst enemy. But probably his mom.

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Marika
Community Member
2 years ago

if you are feminist then you know you can do whatever you want

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

I tried the vegetarian life...don't have the discipline for it. lasted one week only.

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago

I'm really sorry but this made me laugh.

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago

It's sad that this is seen as a shameful thing. It's perfectly normal to feel ánd show emotions, for both men and women!

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R L
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe get your diet checked out if they are that bad.

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Shawn
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm stealing this idea!

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Chris Watson
Community Member
2 years ago

Then stop lying!! Tell people you're ready to date. Watch what happens!

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Kobitka-artworks Tumblr
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2 years ago

teach me how, please

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R L
Community Member
2 years ago

Comforting- not the end of the world and unless it effects emotional growth, I don't see it as an issue.

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