Our desire to be accepted socially is so strong; we often masquerade who we are. Concealing our true identity, feelings, and thoughts are a way of life in our culture. We have masks for church, the office, the family, and even our friends.
Gays have a “straight” mask, drinkers have a “teetotaler” mask, liberals have a “conservative” mask, atheists have a “believer’s” mask, clinically depressed have a “life is great” mask, the I hate going to mother-n-law’s house for Christmas every year crowd has a “Deck the halls with a smile” mask, the I’m tired of going to college football games with their spouse group have “cheerleader” masks, and one of my favorite are the people driving to work every morning with a frown and quickly putting that “I love my job” mask on just moments before walking in the door.
And the list goes on and on…………
Lie and be accepted or be yourself and risk rejection. Tough Choice. Protect your dignity and rip that mask off today.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind – Dr. Seuss.