#Microblog Mondays 93: Confession
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I read about the Urban Confessional project on Mental Floss; a sort of face-to-face PostSecret, where people can run up to other people and spill their inner monologue. Mental Floss explains, “The organization recruits volunteers to stand in public spaces and offer to lend an ear to anyone who wants to unload something, whether it’s happy news or a heartbreaking tale.”
Which sounds great except… isn’t this sort of dangerous, too? I mean, therapists have training. They know how to guide someone. These are just volunteers who are offering to listen. I think most people will use it in the way they use PostSecret, to unburden their heart to someone. But what about the people who use the Urban Confessional project to unload something important, and once the words are out of their mouth, realize the person holding their words doesn’t know what to do with them?
Would we applaud untrained surgeons performing simple operations as art or expression? Sometimes I think stunts like this are wonderful and other times I think they’re dangerous. I’m on the fence about this one.
What do you think?
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