Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Who are we, Really?

As I watch people go about their days, handling situations I often wonder - Do I really know them?
An equal question, do they really know me? 
I'm torn to put weight on whether people are what they put out there or whether the real individual is what's on the inside.  It's easy to say they are a bit of both but are they? 
Is the Mom who lives in the story book home perfect or is she fake because she puts it out there that she lives in a story book home? 
Are we harder on those who we don't perceive as acting real because they think they are fooling everyone?
Or are they just better than the rest of us at acting like they've got it all together? 
 

14 comments:

  1. Good question! I always wish I'd made more progress solving it than I have. There are strengths in the most unlikely people that surprise me. I guess character is not a quality one can define in a single survey.

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  2. Yes I think it is a bit of both...and more likely most people show us what they want us to see.

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  3. Definitely a combination. But then again I don't think I would want everyone to know all of my nuances, ins and outs...

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  4. It can be difficult to figure people out. We are ever changing and I think at times we are not even sure of ourselves. We put our best forward and hope that people get to know us for who we are and as you know, true friends will accept us for both the good and not so good. I hope all is well! I can't wait to get my book! Once again my friend, I am so proud of you. Stop by when you can, my daughter just gave such a beautiful Christmas year and I can't tell you just how proud I am of her! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  5. Why don't I ever check before I publish these comments. I meant Christmas gift. Have a good night!

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  6. Those are great questions! I guess i didn't realize I've pondered them myself, you were just able to materialize them into words. I have a desire to be purposely authentic to avoid this...however, the difficulty I have recently been faced with is, trying to be "real" without being "negative". I believe there is a balance and a way to be positive about your life without giving off the perception of plastic. But it's been hard. I don't want people to see my life as HARSH, and yet, I want to be honest. I don't want people to see my life as PERFECT, yet I want to be joyful. It's a work in progress :)

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  7. FAKE people annoy me so badly. I feel awful saying that but I feel like I am a good judge of character and I can see the ones that put up their front...

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  8. No better than the rest of us, just acting like we have it all together. That is a hard thing for me to do though so I don't. I am what I am.

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  9. I am so busy trying to keep my own family straight I do not have time or desire to worry about if someone is real or not...i just believe them and give them the benefit of the doubt...if i get cheated and I do...oh well..such is life..
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  10. I have to admit, since I'm a perfectionist, I always felt somewhat envious when people seemed to have it "all together"--the perfect home, kids, and life. Maybe some people do have it all, and maybe some people pretend to have it all. For my own sanity, I've decided that I need to focus on my own gifts and blessings. My life is NOT perfect, but I can enjoy each day by being appreciative of what I have and making the most of the present. To me, authenticity is important, and I seek out people who I believe are sincere to others and authentic to themselves. We don't need to be perfect--in the end, what counts is our kindness, compassion, honesty, and sincerity to others.

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  11. I got the book! I love it! Congratulations my friend! I am so proud of you! Merry Christmas! We have the flu. Poor Little Chick! Have a great week!

    Mama Hen

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  12. Everyone visiting TV's blog make sure to order her beautiful book! It is wonderful! :)

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  13. Happy New Year my friend! I wish you a year filled with lots of success with your new book, great health, lots of love and many laughs! Happy New Year!

    Mama Hen

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  14. Kensie Cooks is wonderful! Make sure to go to Amazon and buy TV's fantastic book!

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