As time is passing I have to say that being more open with people around us is making me a happier person. Hell, being more open with me is making me a happier person.
Asking for what you want (consent is key after all) can make what you want happen.
Communication. With your partner. With your friends.
Not having fear about what people are thinking about you since chances are that they are too worried about what you’re thinking of them.
The list goes on and on.
Because what you want is a real thing and shouldn’t be ignored.
Want doesn’t equal need. But wants are valid regardless.