Facade Versus Reality – One-Liner Wednesday


“If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity?” ~ Italian Proverb

This post is a part of One-Liner Wednesday, hosted by LindaGHill.

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18 Responses to Facade Versus Reality – One-Liner Wednesday

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Oh a great many, I think. Excellent quote my dear. 🙂


  2. Abbie says:

    Brilliant quote. Reminds me of something I once heard, not sure why, or that they’re even related but I’ll share anyway:

    If we all threw our troubles into a pile, chances are we’d want to take our own back again.


    • mewhoami says:

      Abbie, thank you so much for sharing that. That is exactly right. We may think that someone else has it better or easier than us, until we take a walk in their shoes for a day. I’ll stick with my own troubles.

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  3. Wow, clever quote and concept. Thanks for sharing it.


  4. I have adopted this on many occasions. Sadly. I don’t want to be envious and I don’t want others in positions of being pitiful. 😦


    • mewhoami says:

      That’s understandable. I’ve put on facades before too. Sometimes it’s easier that way than having people feeling bad for you or trying to help when you know they can’t. I’m certainly not envious of others though, as everyone has problems below the surface.


      • There was a video clip I saw months ago where someone was given a pair of glasses and they saw people by a different lens. And that lens told the darkness or sadness that each person carried that no one saw. I wish I could remember where I saw it, I would send it to you. It may have been a commercial, but I don’t think it was. Really opened my eyes to this. We all have something inside of us that may not be seen by others, but it is painful, sad, or even worse.

        This was a great post. Thank you.


        • mewhoami says:

          Thank you for sharing that. It sounds very powerful and I’m definitely going to search for it now. I completely agree with you about our hidden parts. Even those who say they hide nothing, I’m convinced that there’s still something. I know not a single person who would feel comfortable to let every single thought, idea, or hurt known to others. You’re very welcome.


  5. suzjones says:

    Yes. There is always someone suffering more than you.


  6. April says:

    I love this, and not that I’ve ever created envy. To look at me now, this last year-and-some has taken its toll. I hope nobody pities me— have learned a lot and am much wiser and stronger for experiencing it.


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