So many people use the phrases ” I keep it 100″ or “all I can be is me”,”What you see is what you get”. If that is true then why do people lie on the dating website about how they look or their job description? Why do they feel the need to add a few untruths to their resume when applying for a job? Why do people feel the need to volunteer a lie when you don’t have to? People lie to fit in and they lie to be accepted. Have society shaped people or conditioned them to believe that they won’t be accepted for being themselves? Did lying start at a young age and it just continued to grow from there. When our parents asked, “who did it” and we confess that it was someone else. Is it possible that it started there because we went unpunished?
I believe that Mark Twain said it best , “We are creatures of outside influences; as a rule we do not think only imitate.” The influence of mass media in our culture undermines any impulse toward independent thought. Movies also present us with distinct perspectives on life. Whether it’s another person’s lie or our own, we must constantly question the foundation of that truth.
Sometimes I wonder if a person is truly capable of actually being themselves or have time ,life made it nearly impossible. I guess some people feel like who they really is, is not good enough. How do a person get to know the real you,when all you give them is untruths? When things go wrong in a relationship someone always ask ”who is this person”? This is not the man/woman I fell in love with. I guess what I’m trying to say is,”try to be the best you that you can be.” Don’t try to adapt to society’s rules of who you should be.