Is it really "Truth or Dare"? Maybe its "tell the truth and dare the consequences"...
A happy face all day, all day, its just a mask you see.
I pile on all my masks so no one will see me.
I am the person who hides inside and never comes out.
I hide behind all my masks so no one sees me shout.
They don't need to see my pain and sorrow.
They don't need to know I am fading into tomorrow.
Here on this day gone the next day...
Do you see what my eyes have to say?
The truth hurts.
My poem is a childish view on a very real social problem. At least in my eyes anyway. So many media items talk about being yourself and being true to yourself. Its splashed all over TV and after school specials. My question is does being true to yourself really get you anywhere with the people around you?
Its been my experience that people don't like the truth in any form. Their idea is that they want it and that they need it. When you give it to them they get angry and offended. Of course Truth is also in the eye of the beholder (see previous hub LOL). Being true and honest usually doesn't make you any friends. Of course there are always exceptions to every rule. Mostly though when you tell people what you think, what you feel and how you perceive them they will turn away from you.
Basically we are teaching our children one thing but rewarding the opposite. Be true but don't tell the truth. "Here my child learn to be fake because that is the only way you will have friends". That's awesome right? I don't like putting on an act for anything. There have been several times in my life where I felt like I had to live a lie. It's really not fun. In doing this I have come to appreciate the real. Granted truth is not easy and it definitely hurts. Sometimes it hurts quite a bit, but in the end you really know where you stand.
I have said before and I am sure I will say again, know yourself. I can't stress that enough. Take a long hard look at who you are on the inside. That, in reality, is the hardest truth of all. That is why people don't want truth from others. You can't handle from others what you won't accept in yourself. The first step to truth is knowing your own version of it.
Don't be afraid of who you are. I know that there are so many things out there making you feel bad about things you can't control. You have dirty thoughts and you are going to hell... Seriously?
They are just thoughts people and they happen. There is a big difference between contemplating the assault of your boss and waiting for him after work one night to kick the shit out of him. Work on accepting things you can't control, being ok with your own mistakes and its time start being a better person. Be true to yourself for real and the truth shall set you free!