My son is who he is, never pretends to be anyone he’s not, and never fakes a smile. He doesn’t laugh at jokes that are not funny, nor does he lie to make others happy. He doesn’t befriend someone out of obligation, or help others just to be seen. He doesn’t follow the crowd in order to be popular, or liked.
He’s never put on a facade in front of others to hide his sadness, frustrations, or disinterest. He’s not concerned with first impressions, nor does his character change depending on who he’s with. He’s the same in private, as he is in public.
With him, what you see is what you get. I deeply admire his authenticity, for it is a rare find.
How about you – Are you always genuine? Do you own separate masks for separate occasions?
What would the world be like if we were all this real?