…We wonder why so many people are quiet — or shocked when this person says/does this eccentric thing.
Not very many of us will talk to strangers — or get to know a little about them. Why? Because, that’s what our world has taught us to do. There’s billions of people in this world, that had/have more terrible lives than us. If we do speak — we take the risk of being ignored, attacked, annoyed, and harshly judged.
We don’t need that. Been there, done that. We don’t need to deal with that. We don’t want to be reminded of events. We are trying to let go. We don’t want shame. We just want to be happy…
So we’re masked.
Blend in. Keep your mouth shut.
Look like… act like… the people around you.
Only if you surround yourself with people with common interests… and isolate yourself
— you can be you.
We all wear disguises. Everyone has a way to hide their true thoughts, feelings, desires, wants, and needs from the world/those that truly matter in their life. Maybe it’s because they don’t know what they are. Maybe it’s because they think it’s stupid.
I don’t know. I’d be the first one to admit, I have no clue what I’m doing whatsoever. I do know my own disguise enough though, to sense it on others.
Take the Robin William’s suicide — why was the world so shocked about this? He’s an actor and comedian — it is his job not to communicate to the world his sadness. It would possibly hurt his reputation or ego — then again we wouldn’t know, because we aren’t in his head.
What I do know is — I show the public what they want to see. If I’m miserable, I’m not going to tell you why I’m miserable — I don’t know you personally. If I see you in public — I most likely won’t speak to you. Like, what do you want me to say? If I just lost my job, if my boyfriend just broke up with me, if I just got drunk off my ass last weekend — I wouldn’t tell you either.
Now is that a disguise? I think not. It is the “I don’t know you Mask — why would I tell you?” and it’s possibly good for the both of us I don’t. Now running into cases with people you actually know and yourself — as an individual, it becomes an issue.
How to deal with that I don’t know. I take it day by day. I don’t understand life, that’s why I’m here.