Saturday, June 11, 2005

What a Concept! (Old, but New)

What if, suddenly, all the mask we wear were lifted? What if we could see each other for who we truly are? With all our hopes and dreams and fears exposed? What if, every time we criticized someone else, our own faces lit up with our own insecurities? Without the need to express ourselves, would we crumble under the pressure of who we are, or would we revel in the newborn freedom?

7 Comments:

Blogger RT said...

PS: As for the "Old, but New" statement, I'm sure someone much wiser than me has come up with this before and I'm merely reintegrating it. I just feel that some things are important to contemplate on...

3:14 PM  
Blogger Vavoom said...

Great question, RT. Very interesting. Given the judgemental nature of our society, I'm afraid most people would crumble. Those left standing would be those that realize that self worth arises from self love -- something too few people have.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

I think it is human nature to judge. I also think we would crumble under the pressure of who we are, because we go to such great lengths to hide our true being. Just look at all those self help books on the market. Speaking of books, this post makes me think of a great book called the Giver (My 5th graders just finished reading it). It is about a futuristic society who deals with similar issues.

5:25 PM  
Blogger thc said...

Wow, what fantastic questions.

I believe that much of what makes life interesting is figuring out other people-learning over time about our friends' hopes, dreams and fears.

Besides, without the need to express ourselves, blogging wouldn't exist.

7:31 PM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

I think I'd do pretty well. I also think that a lot of people hold their real feelings back. I don't believe people will crumble but rather become isolated by their own self-loathing which can bubble over into how we treat other people. It could have benefits with humans adjusting to being more accepting of themselves and others just to keep the species going.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I also think I would do well. I also think that a lot of people would crumble. Maybe even me.

Now, if our masks were lifted, there'd be so much less drama. OR, there might be more. I tend to refrain from saying what I want to say at times because I care about how I make other people feel. I guess what I'm getting at, is there'd be no lies.

Sometime's I think our masks need to be lifted, sometime's I don't. I guess I'm stuck.

4:05 PM  
Blogger FantasticAlice said...

One simple fact for me then:

I'D BE COMMITTED!

1:25 PM  

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