What wonderful stories, Donte and Lolita1!
We're all human and the same underneath the skin <3
With me, I'll say that I have shocked lots of people.
When I posted on Facebook about increasing awareness of suicide, depression, anxiety, etc, I added in that I suffered from anxiety attacks every now and then and explained what it was like.
I received lots of support in response to my post and private messages that detailed their shock. Many people in my life thought I had a perfect life - great middle-class family, popular, has good paying jobs, has a good future career, has a perfect boyfriend, etc etc etc.
I really don't have a perfect life, and neither does anyone else. While I must have taught others, it taught me as well - we post what we want other people to see on social media, and hide the ugly stuff.
Don't judge a book by its cover - a good life lesson.