Picture this –typical college day. You arrive at college and see one of your friends. “Heyyyyy!” goes the high-pitched yell and you hug. But if you could read their thoughts you’d be shocked because at the back of their minds they’d be thinking, “What an idiot. Her T-shirt’s stuck in her fly!” They’d be sniggering behind your back and smiling amiably at you. Ah! The paradox of life!
Ever realized when it comes to the crunch and you are left standing all alone? YES! That’s exactly what I’m talking about. People have become superficial and are out to gain. During exam time do you feel like the most popular person –don’t. They’re just after your notes. You put your trust into somebody and think that this is as close to best friendship as it can get when suddenly your bubble bursts when the other person finds ‘popular’ friends and you were too boring to hang out with anyway!!!
These are just some of the examples that are strewn along the path of growing up. It’s not restricted to adolescence but throughout life you will find people like these. A flawless mask behind which flawed people hide. You are so carried away till you realize you are stuck in quicksand.
When you are honest and open why can’t the other person be honest also? People are out only for material gain and don’t care how many people they trample to reach their goals. They will shake your hand and shoot you in the back. C’est la vie!!! Stereotyped images of people often tend to mislead us. Instead of looking for perfect people maybe we should accept the fact that we are all human. If black stands for bad and white for good –who’s black or white? Everyone’s gray and in this gray you find many shades.
In this world there is SUCH a need to fit in, that you are willing to forfeit your own identity to blend in with the rest. Here is when people’s insecurities come to the surface and in masking them hurt other people.
The world is not going to change. If it makes you happy to trust people –then trust; but realize that there is a glossy veil before your eyes and if it suits you to change –then change, but don’t forget that in changing as an individual you are changing your destiny. What goes around comes around!
To all those who wear their heart on their sleeves--- cut off your sleeves.