We Are All Fakers!
This is a faking world. Everybody fakes. Everyone wears a mask to protect the real self from people who want to know our weakness and vulnerability. Oh yes, we all wear a mask. I see it everyday. And I see many masks-masks that can turn a bitch into Mother Theresa, a hypocrite into Pope, a liar into a saint, a termagant into Mrs. Nice, and all ordinary people into somebody they hate to be. The sad truth is we’re afraid of each other through our selfish and self-righteous eyes.
Fakers always start their act of faking in the morning replying to “How’re you?” with those dishonest words like “Fine”, “Good”, “Great”, or an overly excited lie: “Fantastic!” which they don’t mean it. The faker’s mouth will never speak the truth and say, “I don’t want to come to work,” “I hate to see you.”, “Absolutely Sucks!”, “Get out of my sight!”, or “Damn you for making me work overtime!” Fakers believe revealing honest feeling is suicidal!
Fakers always show coolness to impress people that they have everything under control. Everything fakers say is cool, calm, and collected. Words to them are just a tool of survival. The rule is speaking pleasant, dishonest words are the best defense. And make no mistake about this: Fakers never show their honest feeling, emotion, and criticism. Even when their world is upside down, they would never tell anyone they’re in trouble. If they did, they believe their trouble will be broadcasted by CNN to all corners of the world. Fakers are a gossip phobic creature. Most importantly, fakers see everyone is a subversive monster who can use what you said one thousand years ago against you!
In the faker’s mind, the voice “You Be Careful!” is constantly reminding him/her of the crazy world we’re living in. Our modern world may be highly advanced in science, space, and technology, however, the emotional intelligence of human beings in the 21st Century is not intelligent at all. A seemingly normal person can be a religious fanatic suddenly blown up himself and other innocent people with a home-made bomb to kill for his god. A straight-A student can turn into a mass murderer shooting his schoolmates and teachers with a shotgun bought by his rich dad. And a sweet smiling housewife can relentlessly chop off her husband penis because she suspects him for cheating. The truth is anyone can be a potential monster reacting to word and action that they interpreted to be eternally unforgiveable.
Fakers are in all walks of life. They can be your spouse, son, daughter, parent, friend, relative, neighbor, co-worker, boss, the salesman who sold you the car, the taxi driver who drove you to work, the newspaper kid who salutes you “Mr. or Mrs.”, and the politician who goes on TV telling the world that he/she is fighting for a noble cause. Fakers are everywhere. Fakers are more contagious than H1N1. Everyone is infected and don’t even know they’re carrying it.
We have all become fakers because we’re afraid of offending people. Fear of people has deeply entrenched in our nervous mind. We’re no longer a proud primitive human running around naked showing off our body. We have become a complicated social animal ready to defend our ego and pride. Our once proud, naked body is ready to turn into a porcupine and shoot deadly spines at the A-hole standing in front of us, all because of we dislike the awful truth that was said against us.
Words and actions are more destructive than nuclear bomb. Our careless word or action can cause other people unimaginable pain, suffering, and financial losses. Our modern individual uniqueness has become too holy and vulnerable to sensitive words. Jack Nicolson in the movie “A Few Good Men” sums up all fakers’ weakness: “YOU (WE) CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”
Let be honest with ourselves. Our world has become a dangerous place for honest words. Everyone lives in fear of the people around them. We’re afraid to speak the truth and we can no longer say what is on our mind honestly. The pitiful truth is nobody appreciates honesty anymore. Everyone has to be a faker, like it or not.
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