I’m a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to be always nice, always smiling, always happy, that’s not real. It was like I was wearing a mask. I was becoming this perfectly chiseled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand.
We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of.
-Dr. Phil McGraw
Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking is fatiguing. The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren’t.
Eleanor Rigby, picks up the rice
In the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face
That she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for
The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.
-Jonathan Harnisch in “The Brutal Truth”