I hope this has never happened to you, but did you have a friend that got a pretty serious disease?
He’ll most likely try to hide his situation, his illness. In case of chemo, he might wear a hat or add some extra hair, in case of severe depression of addiction he might express extra joy to distract.
When we catch a disease our body react differently and for once in our life we don’t feel immortal. We feel like we could lose it all, we feel vulnerable.
As humans our first reaction is to hide our status, fake it as if nothing is happening, even though it’s tragic.
But a disease doesn’t make us less of what we are. So why hide it into the first place?
It’s the idea that we are perfect and we can be perfect, the idea that we can escape death, get another round.
But there are no extra rounds.