Why can’t people just be who they are, really are…. all the time. I know some of the smartest, funniest, beautiful and opinionated souls in this world….at least in my world. They will talk about their hopes, dreams and fears, loudly and with great enthusiasm. About the past, present and future. Likes and dislikes. Religion and spirituality. Secrets and lots of other stuff shared within a friendship, Open and mostly honestly, at least I hope so.
So what the h… happens when you put other people in the mix. The souls you know (or think you know) and love changes in seconds. After a lifetime of knowing someone, you kind of get their essence. I’m not easily suprised, but this gets me every time: They are a secret!!!
Me….. well I’m pretty much an open book:
- If I have an opinion about something … anything, I can stand for that opinion in public if necessary.
- If I like or dislike someone or something, I own that,
- If I don’t agree with you, something you said or the way you behave, I will let you know,
- If you point your finger at me, I probably gonna bite you.
- Don’t expect me to speak or act in a certain way just to please you or make you like me,
- Last and most importantly, I have the ability to change my opinion and apologize when I’m wrong.
Why are someone so concerned what others might think about them? So concerned that they actually keep the authentic self a secret, even though they are perfect just the way the are.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Bernard M. Baruch