So Dove came out with a new cookies and cream flavor recently--they're really yummy.
And, as usual, they have inspirational phrases written on the inside of the wrappers that may or may not have any connection to the reality of your life. I've been getting ones that say this:
"Happiness never decreases by being shared."
One of my friends, upon hearing that statement, immediately said, "It depends." She definitely thought there were times when sharing your joy with someone didn't make the happiness meter go up for everyone or even anyone involved.
I wasn't so sure, but then I remembered: There have been times when I have had exciting experiences as a writer, been very HAPPY, told someone about it, and then only felt awkward because they didn't really understand, or reacted in a way I didn't expect them to--say, by implying that my expectations were too high or that I was working myself too hard.
Does anyone get what I'm talking about here? Have you ever tried to explain a moment of writer joy (or any kind of joy) with someone, and then wished you had kept it to yourself?
Maybe it's just me...