PostSecret is a weekly blog featuring homemade postcards portraying people’s secrets. The postcards are mailed anonymously, and the secrets range from cute and funny to pathetic and heartbreaking. I stumbled across PostSecret in 2005 and became hopelessly addicted. To commemorate my six-year anniversary of PostSecret addiction and because some secrets are too awesome, crazy, or stupid to be forgotten, I am going to pick my favorite secret from the blog each Sunday and share my thoughts on it.
This week’s favorite: Regretting Perfection
You know, I’ve always regretted not shooting more heroin, having more condom-less sex with homeless people, or maxing out more credit cards than I could have. Because I didn’t make any of these mistakes, I simply haven’t realized the consequences of drug addition, HIV, or bankruptcy. I don’t even know what those words mean. The valuable life lessons gleaned from being a complete dumbass will always be lost on me, and the pain of irresponsibility is something that I crave but can never experience. I will always be an incomplete person burdened by my perfection. I don’t know if I can take this anymore.