Masks

Posted on November 23, 2012


3.5 Lunchbreaks

“The play is done; the curtain drops,
Slow falling to the prompter’s bell
A moment yet the actor stops
And looks around to say farewell.
It is an irksome word and task:
And when he’s laughed and said his say,
He shows, as he removes the mask,
A face that’s anything but gay.”

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Masks hide our brokenness, our vulnerability and weaknesses. We live in a world that judges us by how we appear externally, we need masks to remain socially acceptable and Social Media provides them for us.

I often wonder what effect these social media masks will have on building genuine and lasting relationships in future?

The message in the movie “Surrogates” came close to a future already here. People hiding behind profiles they have created for fear their true selves will be hurt or not accepted. People attracted to cleverly managed profiles rather than the broken people who create them.

 

 

 

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