I'm going to use the 'my notes' section here on facebook [Edit: now hosted here on Tumblr] to create my so-called 'truth blog'. Basically this will be random bits of true information about me that I've either never revealed to anyone, or to very few people.
Why undertake such perverted madness? Because "telling the truth frees us from entrapment in the mind" according to Brad Blanton, and I've come to realise that I for one am hopelessly entraped (yes, it relates to this: http://www.esquire.com/features/honesty0707
). So my plan is to kill off the character of "Anthony" that I've been role-playing for most of my life, to allow me to start living as the person that I really am. Should be interesting.
I imagine from your perspective you might think there's an 'exhibitionist' element to doing this, kind of like if I started posting my own home-made porn. But as far as I can tell, I won't be getting a kick out of this. Maybe a little bit. But thinking about some of the things I intend to post, it's going to be allot of PAIN as well....
You might also think it's just another laughable self-help kick I'm on that I'll wake up to and sorely regret in a few weeks. That's always possible. But even if so, the worst I'm going to do is tell the truth and (Brad Blanton again) "telling the truth kills nothing but false roles, images, interpretations, and lies", and that can't be such a bad thing, right?
The main challenges I think I'm going to have are, firstly, figuring out in what order to reveal things. Why should one fact about me be revealed before another? Does revealing one thing mean I'm going to have to reveal every single thing? That could take ages. Perhaps it will. And secondly, what is worth revealing and what isn't? Is it really important to myself or anyone else that I tell the world how many times I masturbate in a day? (FYI the most ever was twice - not that impressive...) I guess I'll figure this stuff out as I go.
I can't promise that these posts will be interesting, funny, tasteful or worth your time to read. I can promise that they'll be as honest as I can possibly present them. The only censoring I'll do is in respect of the privacy of others, should that be an issue. Just because I'm getting 'naked' doesn't mean anyone else is going to want to afterall...
Anyway, that's all I got. Disintegration of ego for me, juicy goss for you. Everyone wins! I hope you'll enjoy the show.
My other blog: http://anthonygoreblog.wordpress.com/