Iam quite sure that a lot of thought builds within, even before you read through this piece. I can surely guess that this is because you too find it creepy- ‘Making a public appearance to carry on a confession!’
See, we all have been there, walked down that road of lies and deceit, for many reasons we’ve held onto us- all aimed towards ‘protecting others’, but most of all protecting ourselves.
Reputation and image is what the world is craving for, and with a good reputation, ‘doors so open’ await one. At most, a good reputation is rarely questioned or cautioned, a few will but not deeply well as a bad one is exposed to the open, for all to see.
Talking of bad reputation being exposed; times have changed that for most especially Political leaders,leaders, Public figures, the noble rich…, a bigger price they pay to protect their image. See, they predict how a lot can be lost on their exposure.
Back to ‘Public Confession’, usually one will tend to come out when one’s deeds have already been known, when nothing can be hid anymore.
What raises worry and tension is mainly the aftermaths of confession, see one coming out before public discovers their wrongs is so rare, but the few who do so will beat most people’s understandings, even their criticizers will gaze in disbelief, while te whole act will be wrapped up as an ‘act of bravery’.
When a decision is made and is shared with some closest or comrades, various views will come out-‘Do you know what this is to do to your image?’ is that stubbing question they regularly will pose.
At times when one goes ahead with the confession, they are thought of as not being ‘men enough’ or being cowards.
The shame slowly melts off, down and a fresh path is taken as one thinks to themselves ‘what is done is done.’
So, one should really wonder why a confession, not for reputation’s sake is so good and vital, yet in reality and in a long run, the pain of guilt slowly tears apart one’s soul.
Only the courageous enough will opt for a public confession, while the cowards hide behind what they greedily refer to as ‘Reputation’