The Mask : Do We Need To Change?

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Someone said: “Time changes, and so do people !”

But most of the time, it’s not people who change; it’s the MASK that falls off.

A human being, the so-called social animal, wants real people to surround him but forgets to be real himself. The race of defeating others is so tempting to us that we forget to be better ourselves. The human race is one who, rather than developing themselves, wants others to be undeveloped.

Friendship, the purest relationship of all, is an individual’s choice and not a knot tied by blood. It has become less emotional but more profit-oriented over time. A friend is no longer happier in another friend’s achievements. What bounds his happiness is the jealousy and insecurity that he allows getting the better of him. The undisclosed competition that two friends have between them is like poison to their friendship which someday will lead to a dead-end in the relationship’s path.

Is wearing the mask compulsory? Is survival without the mask impossible these days? Are real and genuine people the ones who suffer the most and lose the most in their lives?

We all want genuine people in our lives; no matter how independent and strong an individual stands in his life, there definitely comes a time when he does need someone to stand by him, someone to support him, understand him, and believe in him. But where does one find such people? Given today’s condition, I guess nowhere! The competition of being on top has so badly ruined people’s emotions that people hardly care about others around them. All they are concerned about is themselves and their own situations.

But then is the present demanding the need to be selfish and self-centered? Because we cannot forget the fact that genuine and real people are the ones who get hurt the most. Even if one decides that he will be loyal and speak his heart out to people, people around are judgmental and such opportunists that the person is made to rethink what he decided and how he would present himself in front of everyone. People seek opportunities to catch one’s mistake and weakness in every corner of the globe and use it against them. Keeping this side of the coin in mind, one cannot afford to be our real selves.

Whenever confronted, half of the people who bully others say, “We bully others so that they don’t bully us.” 

    The fear of facing any adverse situation oneself forces one to put others in that situation.

    How selfish yet so practical is that!  

    Living in the twenty-first century, an individual finds it difficult to trust anyone other than oneself. A person walking right next to you talks with all the sugarcoated words, so how can you trust his honesty?

Keeping aside the examples of others, are you the REAL YOU with everyone? Are you honest in every relationship of your life? Are you wearing that MASK?

How important that mask is yet to be decided by you is that every individual deal with different situations differently. But don’t let that mask have such a deep impact on you that you forget your real identity.

 Life isn’t a cakewalk, so it isn’t the decision of ‘How to Live It.’ But even if people around are wearing masks, trust them! You may get betrayed, but you shouldn’t stop giving them a second chance. Remember, one shouldn’t stop trying because of the fear of falling. 

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