We wear it when we are out with people to be acceptable and loved in the society.
We wear it among our loved ones because we don't want to hurt them.
We change it all the time according to the situations.
Our Facebook profiles tell others that we are happier than we actually are.
Our Twitter feed tells that we are smarter and funnier than we are.
Our Instagram pictures makes us seem flawless but we aren't perfect.
We're humans. We have flaws. We have our opinions.
It's the masks we wear that conceals our true identity in front of others.
How much I would like to say "Stop trying to hit on me, I'm not going out with you."
"Would you actually stop acting sweet? I'm not interested in you"
"You did not listen to me what I told you the other day, now face the consequences."
"The dish you cooked was horrible"
"I don't like spending time with you. Stop messaging me!"
"I'm not fine. Please stay with me and listen to what I have to say" and stop faking a smile.
but I don't. We all don't. Partially because we try to fit in the crowd and mostly because we don't want to hurt their feelings. So we keep lying, keep trying to convince people that we have the same interest and keep trying to portray the best version of ourselves. We keep them away from the judgement of ourselves.
Most of the times we won't even realize the mask is there.
Who are you when no one is watching? Does your private and public personas match?
Should we take it off?
You wear masks. I wear masks. We all wear masks at some point of time. The question arises is when should we take off our masks?
Imagine there are two people, Lisa and Matthew who are in a relationship. They have been wearing masks all the time in front of each other to please the other one. Do you think they have fallen in love with the other half actual self? It's a lie.
Now what if, one cheated on the other?
The betrayal hurts because he/she cheated. It hurts more because you couldn't believe the person had an unknown face that you had never seen. It hurts more because the mask has finally come off.
We all need someone who could accept and love the way we are with our naked soul...
...and that is why I strongly believe we shouldn't wear it with the people we love.
It will someday.
The mask would come off.
It's hard to run away from our inner self time and again. To run away and live in the shadows.
In the end we all yearn to be accepted and love for who we are.
Which mask are you wearing right now?
What are you hiding?
I want to know you and I want you to know me too.
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