'Of course, you do. And everyone else does too. Funny we never say it. It is okay to scream in public if you are hungry "I'm starving". It is okay to make a fuss if you are tired "I'm so sleepy". But somehow we cannot say "I just need some more love". Why can't we say it, Shyam? It is as basic a need.'
- One Night @ the Call Center (pg 262), Chetan Bhagat
Is it seen as being vulnerable? Isn't "I really don't wanna watch The Ring" a sign of vulnerability too?
Does it mean your desperate for some "unlonely" time? Isn't asking a friend for a quick snack a desperate attempt at some "non me-time" too? Especially if the friend has already expressed interest in doing something else.
If we really canNOT say it, why do we keep dropping hints? Why self-destructive behavior? Why the evident self-loathing?
(I will someday get better at articulating my thoughts)