Are We Wearing A Mask?
Everyone acts differently when with different groups of people. We all have our fundamental self that stays constant in different environments, but the way we behave changes depending on who we’re with… or maybe that’s just me.
We behave differently depending on our mood, depending on the day, the week, the month, the year, the decade. We are constantly figuring out elements of ourselves until, at the end, we can take the mask off and look at ourselves in the mirror for the first time. That’s one perspective, at least.
I grew up rolling my eyes in disbelief whenever someone older would say “You’re constantly growing and figuring out new things about yourself…”, because I never believed that. I believed you’re your full self at any point in time. You know who you are always, but you’re also constantly growing and evolving as you experience new things.
What do you think – are we just figuring out who we are? Are we evolving? Are we going through life wearing a mask and pretending we’re someone we’re not?