Sit coms often come from real life situations. We laugh at deception. The sitcom characters put on a show for one played by a guest star. They try to pass themselves off as rich, married, successful, high-ranking or whatever. Their dishonesty snowballs into more lies and further deception until they realize they just can’t continue with the charade any longer. And yet we laugh. If they just told the truth in the first place, there would be no show or else it would be a rather boring episode.
There are many real life people who continue to put up fronts and play charades with certain people from their past. I don’t get it. If you’re not close enough to this person that he or she really knows who you are, why would you care what he or she thinks?
If anyone from my past is interested, I am NOT wealthy. I am not in a high rank position. I do not rub elbows with Hollywood’s finest. My children did not go to Harvard. Two of them simply don’t have the grades for it. I’m just not that prestige. Nor do I pretend to be. I am who I am. Either you like me or you don’t. And if you don’t, well that’s okay. I am not a people pleaser – that is to ALL people. It is IMPOSSIBLE to please ALL people.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you become – there are some who will like you and there are some that just won’t. And that’s okay. It’s not the world’s approval that makes us happy (though I guess there’s some who believe differently).
Happiness is what’s within us. It’s knowing who we are and what makes us tick. It’s feeling. It’s caring. Why should having the approval of someone else be our deciding factor? Doesn’t our own opinion matter? Aren’t we valuable enough to decide for ourselves?
I have read a couple of posts from different Blogs in which reference was made for keeping up with the Joneses. One seemed all for it while the other was not in favor. I’m not in favor. Couldn’t keep up if I wanted to. And I really don’t want to. Trying my best to show them up or show I’m equal. Why?
I see girls dating guys that they like – though I often wonder why. What do they have in common really? “Oh, he can/will change” says the girl. Change into what? Why change him? Why not just go out with someone who fits the mold in the first place?
I’m grateful for the values that have been instilled in me and have helped me develop my character. I wish that were the same for all.