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Hiding Behind A Mask

by: Nerissha Hunt

By Nerissha HuntPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Life is supposed to be full of surprises. New experiences. But nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to people.

Some people are so hypocritical. The very thing that they are judging someone for is the same thing that they have done in the past or may even be doing right now. What do I mean? I’ll tell you. You have people that put on this mask as I call it. They put on a mask (hiding the real them) and then take it off (being who they really are).

People need to be who they are and stop pretending to be someone that they are not. If you know that you are doing the very thing you are talking about, then stop talking about it because you are lying to yourself and the person you are talking to. You are giving this person the impression that you are such an upstanding individual when in reality, you are the complete opposite. Keep it real and be who you are, not who you pretend to be.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect but I’m me. I’ve made my share of mistakes. I have been lied on, lied to, and lied about. But I never lost who I was or tried to be another person. I’m not a pretender because I know that being fake gets you nowhere in life.

One thing that really irks me is when people exaggerate a situation. Don’t add words to what was said to make yourself look good. In reality, its really making you look bad. You just don’t know it and the person you are talking to is not going to tell you. They go along with it because you have been doing it so long, they are used to it. They laugh every time you do and that just fuels your reason for doing it.

If you weren’t there, then don’t assume. I hear so many conversations of someone talking about something. You can tell if the person was there or if they weren’t. Their body language says it all. They are usually hyped up for no reason and they really emphasize what they are saying to convince the people that they are talking to. Most of the time, they weren’t even there. They are going by what someone said and adding their version to it.

Adding your version to something and not knowing the facts is a big issue. People begin to take you at your word, and you never know when they may spread your version to someone else. That’s why you shouldn’t add what you think was said to a situation. And when it comes back to bite you in the behind, then you don’t have a leg to stand on because you said it, and someone believed it happened the way you said it did and now people have spread the word as they say.

Don’t try to make yourself look good by adding more to what was said. If you weren’t there, you weren’t there. If you didn’t hear it, then don’t make up words. This is the very reason why the world is in the shape its in today. People adding words to what they heard or adding themselves to situations that they weren’t in. Smokey the Bear says only you can prevent forest fires. Well, adding words and placing yourselves in places may as well be like a forest fire because once the situations begin, it’s hard to put a stop to them. The only way to prevent the forest fire (a possible situation), is to not light the match (begin something that you should have never started).


About the Creator

Nerissha Hunt

Writing is not a talent; it's a gift. My stories are transparent. Not fact, not fiction. They are in a category to themselves.

You never know what to expect.

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