I saw the quote above & as much as I think about this a lot, I don’t write about it that much. I have a couple of times over the years but not recently.
We see so many Facebook & Instagram & blogging posts about be true to yourself, being authentically you, revealing the YOU. I am guilty of it too although in my defense, I always make note that I am a work in progress always! I do not hide that I have plenty of past demons that led me to who I am today… and I am still working to “recover”, get over, put in the past all the stuff that held me & still holds me back. I am much better than I was BUT I have a way to go still.
Honestly, I am not sure I will ever be able to say with truth that I am completely happy with myself, love myself for all my good & my flaws. YES, we all have flaws but that is what makes us who we are – they are a good thing in that is makes us all different, “REAL”, vulnerable yet approachable & alive! Personally, I love a person that is willing to show & admit these “flaws”… because they are really not flaws but just YOU, ME… it is us!
So in that quote at the beginning of my post – I don’t think it is that we are fooling anyone.. I think it is a protective mechanism we have used to protect ourselves from past hurts, pains, past experiences we have considered “failures” but are really just part of life lessons & struggles.
There are a lot great people in the blogging & social media world! I have met amazing people & friends!! BUT, there are also a lot of clicks & other stuff in social media & the blogging world. I think some of that brings back the past that has haunted us – that past we thought we had rid from ourselves. The key is to try to separate that stuff from YOU – it is not about you, it is about them! Hard but necessary to do!
So, always know that those that stick by you through the hard times, those times when you become that person fooling yourself and everyone else – the ones that see thru the pain to the truth – those are the ones that are true friends!!
I first posted this quote below at least a year ago if not more. It is so true! We really have no idea what is going on under the surface of happiness or sadness or just everyday emotions of those we know as friends or acquaintances or co-workers or any person we meet out & about during the day. That person may be fighting a personal battle that they are hiding from others. Remember kindness always….
So.. do you think you really know me? Do you know you?
Does this make you think twice about assumptions you have made about others along the way?
Life experiences, life lessons, LIFE!!!! Let’s all be a bit more patient along the path of life.. 🙂