We all have multiple aspects to our personalities. We don’t act the same way all the time. We may be outgoing with our friends, but serious at work. Or maybe you’re really an affectionate person, but you are in a bad phase of your marriage and so you become cold to your spouse. Which one is the REAL you?
Do you know who you REALLY are? In my classes, I frequently talk about the concept of “identity” as it relates to Facebook. It’s amazing how many of my students know people who create a completely different persona of themselves on Facebook. For example, one case involved a mom who really didn’t pay much attention to her kids. She pawned them off on her parents and went partying with her friends a lot. But you would never know that from reading her Facebook posts because in THAT “world,” she is the best mom on the planet. Or at least that’s how she portrays herself. I also know of people who are darn near broke, but they are talking about the awesome vacations they take. Other people are just downright self-loathers but post the most inspirational and motivational messages in their posts. But they don’t follow their own advice.
I think you get my point.
So the question is, does the world know the REAL you? Do YOU know the REAL you? Who IS the REAL you? And do you LIKE the real you?
Food for thought. :)
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