A View From The Inside

Who Are We ?

Every day we see each other in clear view

We talk and interact on a daily basis

I wonder if we really know someone ?

Are they who they say they are ?

Are we hiding behind our fears and insecurities

Revealing only what we want others to think

What if we could know a persons true feelings at all times

Would we be happier knowing someones real intent ?

Each feeling could never be hidden

No one would lie because everyone would instantly know

Then they would not be trusted and people would keep their distance

What a changed world we all could be part of

You would know if someone was up to know good

Their personality and flaws would shine like a torch in the middle of the night

Would this cause less or more trouble among friends and family

All white lies would have no place

Honesty would trickle from one person to another

As easy as shaking hands

We would all be stark naked

Where each thought would be pure

Untouched

A gift or a curse

It's to early to be sure


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

I should be in bed, but instead I'm reading your hub.

What a thought! I don't think it's that hard to read another's feelings, though. Might take time observing someone and people in general, but one can usually tell when something is different about another if one truly cares enough to notice things like that. Then there is the matter of privacy and prying and such.

In general, though, I think it would be better to know definitively everyone's feelings rather than their thoughts. Some thoughts are meant to remain unspoken, as they are fleeting and may not reflect the true overall feeling toward a person or situation. Then again, I suppose emotions are much the same in that regard. . .

You've posed a thought provoking question, my friend.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I happen to have an instant thought of people's feelings and of who they are I often know the kind of person I am dealing with right from the start. From the inside to the outside you have made a clear point here


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

shanmarie Well thanx for staying up and reading my hub.Maybe it will make you drousy so you can go off to a wonderful sleep.I wonder why boyfriends and girlfriends can have so much fun.Later some turn into husband and wife.While many others lead to bad breakups and later bitter divorce.How could something so wonderful go so wrong.The people we loved and trusted with all our hearts turn out to be big fakes or masters at being phonies.Did they just decieve us from the start.How about friends who talk about others behind their backs.Do they do the same about us when we are not there.Thanx so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

DDE I make the mistake of taking each person for their word.I don't understand why would someone would lie repeatedly.In the end someone always gets hurt and and the truth comes out.There are times white lies are told but their only reason is help not to hurt.I have little respect for people that that take advantage of others for their own personal gain.Not having any regard to the pain and suffering they may cause.You have a very important instinct that will serve you well.My judgement gets clouded and I think of what I would do in the same situation.I am now more careful of my friends and family. Thanx for reading and sharing.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Yes, sadly, they probably do talk about you too. You know the saying. . .those that gossip to you will gossip about you. I try to avoid those people, at least in getting close to them, but I've been burned before just as most people have. As for loving with all our hearts, that's not a bad thing; it's a reflection of who you are. Sometimes others are deceivers from the start and sometimes we choose to ignore the signs for whatever reasons and deceive ourselves.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Hmmm, your line about nakedness may sum it up. We would rather not see the vast majority of people that way. You do provide some intriguing ideas.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

shanmarie I throw myself in my writing and spend a lot of time writing and rewriting and talking to myself.I still believe most people in the whole world want to do good and there are only a very few people who want to do harm.Wishfuil thinking I guess.FourishAnyway If we are naked we can't hide or go anywhere where we aren't noticed .Thanx so much for reading and sharing.May you both have an incredible night.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

No, I don't think it is wishful thinking to think most people want to do good. I think the issue is that most people do sincerely have good intentions, but we're all human and we all have our own insecurities, doubts, worries, etc. It's easy to forget to look at things from another person's perspective. It's easy to have good intentions to reach out to someone and then not do it because of other priorities - when maybe people should be among the first priorities, especially those we already hold near and dear. In this way, much heartbreak could either be avoided or lessened.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I think it's so important to be sensitive toward other people's feelings especially when it comes to family and friends.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

shanmarie Thanx for your insight and wisdom.Life is precious and everyone Iget to know changes my life for the better.I get to learn more than I knew before,Gypsy Rose Lee We all can learn to help each other instead of hurt is always a nice start.Keeping peoples feelings in mind makes us kind and smart at the same time.Thanx so much for reading and sharing so many new thoughts and ideas.


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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

You give us a lot to think about Dream On. Good read! thanks


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

picklesandrufus Life is full with so many interesting people.Who knows what really makes us tick.Thanx so much for reading hope your day turns out great.

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