It’s easy for us to feel emotionally unbalanced when we don’t know what we stand for. Have we spent most of our lives conforming for others that we’ve forsaken ourselves? Instead of using our voice, have we let someone else do the talking?
A lot of queer people are scared to rock the boat in their personal lives. It’s easier to please society, our parents, and our friends by going with the flow of things. For gay men specifically, we think becoming an ideal “man” is the only way we will be accepted. The more we hide our true selves, the less of a target we’ll be. But is it worth the sacrifice?