Catharsis (from Greek κάθαρσις katharsis meaning “purification” or “cleansing”) is the purification and purgation of emotions—especially pity and fear.

The process of Catharsis is evident through the Rhodes Confessions page.

You submit a confession anonymously, and if approved it resides on the Facebook page. The confessions range from humorous to piteous, tragic to elated, self depreciation to anger. Essentially its a platform to air your grievances and share your personal journey & observations.

After weeks of deliberation, we’ve decided to have millennials respond to a few of the confessions, simply because this discussion might aid us towards self actualization.

The responders have chosen to remain anonymous but they have attempted to offer their version of the best kind of advice

This confession reminds me of a quote by Caitlyn Siehl “Do not fall in love with people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.”

Love is not a punishment and it comes when you least expect it. Be true to you and be honest. Don’t punish yourself over how you feel or what you did. This is your truth right now.

Simply allow your heart to be.

Claim your deservability and settle for nothing less. Communicate your inner thoughts and settle the playing grounds through honesty.

The worst scenario would be continuing this “set up” with this state of emotional heaviness you’re in.

Stop giving other people control over your state of happiness. People should not have the power to determine how good you feel on a particular day.

Happiness is within yourself. It’s a gift YOU give to yourself.

Formulate a top 10 list of all the things you’re grateful for e.g. the fact that your eyes look beautiful in sunlight (lame example, but you feel me?) and remember,

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”


You need to be enough for you. Quit waiting for a person to wake up and finally get that you’re worth something.

That person isn’t worth the wait if they can’t see your value and worth already.


Dude, under the “Don’t care” atittude you sound deeply demotivated. You’re shrugging off this issue under the pretence of laziness, but you’re demotivated, severely so.

You need to feel passionate about something again instead of languishing in a pool of “i’m-so-cool-because-i-dont-care” vibes.


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