Smoke and Mirrors

I dislike the games when people throw out the smoke and put up mirrors.  I just don’t have time for it.  But people do it every day.  You know it and I know it.  I have never really understood why people do those things either.  Do they do it for attention?  Do they dot it because it makes them feel better about themselves?  Do they even know that they do it?  Sometimes, they might believe that it is a way to manipulate to get what they want because that is their standard process and has been for years.  But what if they would stop with the smoke and put down the mirrors?  What if they were real?  What if they stopped putting up the front that they think makes them look better or that people want to see?  The truth is I would much rather have a friend who is real over someone who is fake.  Wouldn’t we all?  How come some of us get it and others don’t?  It is not like someone taught us to be this way and not that way?  There is a co-worker of mine who could not sell that she is having a “good day!” if her life depended on it.  She puts on the smile and fakes the words, but she doesn’t feel either one.  I sometimes have to walk away and just shake my head.  Another co-worker is rebellious in a stubborn kind of way where if I tell her to smile, she automatically frowns.  I don’t get it.  I know they choose that and purposefully choose it, but good grief.  Doesn’t it have to get old after a while?  Trying to keep throwing out smoke and being fake with all the mirrors they hide behind has got to get tiring.  I get tired of seeing it, I cannot imagine living it day after day.  So, today, try to stay away from the smoke and mirrors and let people see the real you.  it is truly what people want anyway.  Anything less is a lie and not worth telling anyway.

Michelle Homme 2012 ©