Thursday, November 15, 2012
discreet and fear
"hindi ako takot, discreet lang ( I am not scared. I am just discreet)"
way back, i always believed that the reason why some gay guys chose to be discreet is because they are simply scared. they behave and act based from what is expected or to simply put it to blend in, which is probably the most effective means to protect one self.
but would it be possible for someone to be discreet without being scared?
perhaps, i am one of those fortunate enough to have walk this route of life and met people not everyone has the chance to: or perhaps they have, but failed or refused to recognized them.
many would argue that life is simply composed of bilinear concepts. two fundamental elements that compose life: good and bad, black and white, man and woman. several years ago, the introduction of a wide spectrum brought about the introduction of several colors, which in turned caused massive arguments, even until now.
hence, many would argue that you do not need to cross dress nor to be flamboyant to say you are gay, which could probably be the same as saying: you can be discreet without being scared.
however, the mere claim of being "discreet" connotes several meanings. by definition, to be discreet is to be hidden. regardless, of reasons, the mere recognition of being one would mean that s/he is uncomfortable of revealing something. but i guess, this would not necessary say that someone is already scared. or probably i am just contemplating on the statement too much, which was simply uttered out of the loss of a better term.
or am i?