In a world that has become more divisive we should be unique, open and honest, but what we see isn’t always what we get. We must also speak our truth, but do that in a way that others will listen, but not be dictated to.
What you see with me is what you get. I’m not one way in my blogs and another way in my personal life, but as we go about our daily lives we expect others to behave in the same way we do and don’t stop to question their motives, until such a time we realise we have no choice.
I grew up believing people were genuinely good, but experiences have shown my thinking can’t stay like that. There eventually comes a time when we must become more cynical to question other people’s motives, that what we see isn’t always what we get. The only time I am cynical, is if there is a fundamental reason for me to be cynical.
Unfortunately, some of us who are constantly cynical will continue to live our lives that way, which often comes from a lack of trust. For whatever reason, we don’t trust what others say, or we take what they say with a pinch of salt. Showing others a different version of us, will never play out well long term, nor will it help others understand or get to know us personally.
I believe it’s hard enough navigating life, let alone with people we can never know. We mustn’t be naïve enough to think that how we conduct ourselves is how others will conduct themselves. We must learn to open-up more so that people get to see the real us with no filters. If more people got to see who we were, there would be no need for cynicism.
It’s sometimes enormously difficult to read people, for us to understand their motives. It’s important that what we see is what we get. As we hear and read in the daily news, the world would be better for it.