23 July 2008

Something I Ran Across...

So I got to work today and began to clear the clutter that has been accumulating for the past couple months... Where it comes from I have no idea. But I ran across a Post-It note where I scribbled down something I belive Jeff Garlin said when he was at Flashpoint a while back and it stuck with me. WEAR THE MASK TOO LONG IT STARTS BECOMING THE FACE It is a funny but very true statement. We all are guilty of occasionally doing things that are inherently not definitive of who we truly are (that is just "so not me"). But when does it come to the point when you can distinguish between the talk, action and essense? What I mean is you act upon a given instance according to something inside of you, then you can either be silently proud of how you acted because it was in tune with your inner essence (I cannot think of a better term) or you can talk and disavow what you previously said with some form of an excuse. But if you continously act out and disavow than how can you claim to be otherwise inside? I just am just somewhat startled by the amount of people who act one way and claim to be otherwise... that is why I find this quote so relevant and so true. If you do act a certain way time and time again and if you pretend to be this or that for some ulterior motive (whether you acknowledge the motive or not), you have to at some point morph into whatever facade you put forth. And this is true with both the good and bad... I don't know, something to ponder.

1 comment:

Papa Ric said...

dead on.........!you're wise beyond your years. remember,believing your own bs and taking yourself too seriously should be mortal sins. trust your instincts and be true to yourself.hard to do but worth the effort.