Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fragments of Ourselves

Do you ever wonder if you really know those close to you? 

Unless you witness someone’s every action, it’s hard to really know someone.  Regardless I’ve been noticing a pattern in people (probably even myself); we give close friends and family members just enough fragments of ourselves.  Perhaps we do this out of a fear that if all the pieces came together people would realize who we really are. Even more so, perhaps we cannot fully trust those closest to us with all that we are.

If all your friends and family came together would they be surprised when they pulled all your fragments together? 

9 comments:

  1. Oh TV you always get us thinking. I think that we are all always evolving. So those closest to us might not always see that some of those fragments are discarded or simply changing. I think with everyone we try to put our best forward. This might leave the undesirable fragments out. As I get older I realize that there is much to me that there are fragments of myself that people do not know. This is a good one my friend. I hope you are well! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  2. This is interesting because a good friend of mine was just told that when she's different around certain people (cough*me*cough). The person who told her this has known since childhood although they don't see each other as much as they used to. I think we are all a little different around different people. It's hard to be my bubbly self around people who are reserved. I think certain people bring fragments of our personality out as well. Good question!

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  3. Good question! I guess we all shows certain sides of ourselves around certain people...it's just natural to do that.

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  4. haha, I come across the SAME way to all, because when we ALL get together, they all tend to talk about the same funny stories and funny things that I do!! LOL! is this a good or bad thing...

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  5. I think some people may be horrified, were they to see all my bits pulled together!!

    Pearl

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  6. I think that the only people who would NOT be surprised are my parents, sister, boyfriend and best girl friend. I think everyone else may be surprised at the real, full Amanda. Ya know? But I don't think that there's anything wrong with only sharing certain fragments. It would leave us very vulnerable to share every piece with every person, ya know?

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  7. I hope you are well my friend! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  8. Hi TV! Perhaps in our interactions with those close to us, we are like mirrors reflecting fragments to each other- and those fragments could be telling us more about who we are. Hope you are well!

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  9. I've been more open with people lately, but yes, I think people would be surprised by all the "fragments." I've had lots of joyous times and memories and lots of hardships and struggles. I guess in the end, what really matters is our attitude throughout everything and how we treat others!

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