Friday, May 9, 2008

The Truth

Learning what people really think and feel, underneath the social masks we all wear, holds a great deal of appeal to me as I read. In life, we relate to our families, friends, co-workers, and others, but how often do we really know what they are truly feeling and thinking? What their motivations are? Children are generally more straightforward and honest, "easier to read", because they have not yet learned to rein in emotions and impulses. Adults, on the other hand, are very good at disguising themselves in an attempt to fit in and get along with others. (I spend ample time trying to figure other people out, don't you?) Needless to say, we often hide our true feelings. This can be a necessary and kind thing to do-- I am not opposed to this. But in terms of truth and honesty, there's a lot more of it found in "fiction", as well as some biographies and autobiographies, where characters expose themselves--their thoughts and emotions--to the reader. The reader is privileged in this regard.

Today is the one-week anniversary of this blog! I'm always trying to improve this blog, and sincerely appreciate all comments.

2 comments:

  1. I admire your vunerability and honesty Bravo!

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  2. Eriko! Thanks for reading this post and taking the time to comment. :)

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