Keeping it Real
edited: Sunday, August 14, 2005
By Damaa --
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2005
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Are we living an authentic life?
It is so interesting how rare it is to find authencity these days. Perhaps it has to do with the place I live or the time...everyone talks about "keeping it real" but can we really? I mean, look how many superficial relationships exist whether they are friendships or otherwise. One has to question...how real is real? If someone is telling us who they are, we need to learn to listen because we might actually learn something from what they are saying.
I find that a lot of people claim that they want the real deal but when it comes down to it a cubic zirconia is just fine with them. Why invest the time and energy for a diamond in the rough that can turn out to be priceless when you can have the polished up version for less? Is it worth it? In my opinion, no, but then again what do I know?
How much can an individual expose to another person? How much is the other person willing to accept of who you really are? Can they accept the good, bad and the ugly or do they want to exist in a fantasy of what they thought you were about? So many people want the Disney version of reality...the predictability and the happily every after. Unfortunately, that is not the reality in many cases. Who am I to determine what they should or should not know and vice versa? Personally, I'll respect a person more if he or she honestly exposed their own skeletons.
Authenticity is at a premium these days. If you can find it then you need to grab hold of it and hang on for dear life.