It doesn’t take very long reading the postcards at Post Secret to begin to have one’s heart ache. The kind of pain expressed, even if only a few of these are real, is pretty intense. And yet, what’s interesting is that many have said that mailing a postcard with the secret was cathartic. It makes me wonder some … in our culture we don’t have many opportunities for real confession. It is too often trivialized, or used for entertainment (Jerry Springer et al).