…is a lie?
It’s not necessarily a statement without previous discussion, but it seems as society and technology become more standardized the full extent of one’s personality becomes easier to mask amongst emojis, expressions, sarcasm, jest, etc. I see this as the reason why we are able to stay things via one medium that we cannot via another…because, save for in real time and being totally blunt with another person by choice, we are met with far too many ways to stop short of the “full extent” of what we actually mean to express.
There are numerous points to be made about this subject, but I am most curious to know whether a group such as the HEthens finds this selective expression to be acceptable for self-fulfillment or if subscribing to partial displays of one’s true self will result in a time bomb of disassociation from the true ‘you.’
I get you. What you’re saying, anyways and I see it happening too. I haven’t read a post like this before, so maybe it’s why i’m so apt to answer it.
I don’t find it at all acceptable. There’s this ‘mask’ that you mentioned that people fall behind in the midst of technology. I don’t think that (technology) is the cause of this bashfulness to be frank, but I definitely think it’s contributed to it. I see as an explanation, the reason stemming from fear of insulting, and harming someone else. Today it seems we are so worried about being politically correct, nice, and respectful that people have lost the ability to be fucking concise, harsh and bold when the time comes, or simply brave when we are afraid of being vulnerable, or attacking someone else.
This is exactly what doesn’t need to happen. Today, people are needed that are going to speak outright, and frankly. I find it absolutely a relief when I find someone who is open, and fresh with their thoughts -uninhibited. I’m striving for this.
With it being such a streamlined process these days to simply hide the offense and stay behind the lines, is there a reversal that’s foreseeable or will it just continue to get worse.
What’s more: people are out there that manage to do it or work towards being bold more frequently than they have been…but is that enough to inspire others who are already so comfortably fit into societal norms?
And I’m glad I was able to provide fresh material for you to comment on. I prefer to shy away from posting unless it’s something I think is valuable to put forward.