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  1. seankfletcher says

    A challenging question indeed! I treat everyone the same ie I take people and situations as I find them. What you see is what you get: happy, contented, sad, annoyed, rarely angry. If I smile – it’s genuine. If someone says I look tired – I say, yes I am. If I’m interviewed by the media I’m factual, even handed. Whether the lights are on or off, it’s me – there’s no facade.

    • Shelly DS says

      Well that’s awesome then! I work in sales so I’ve gotten quite good at pretending to be something I’m not, or that I feel better than I actually do… we call it a sales face 🙈 and it’s tiring!

      • seankfletcher says

        I totally appreciate where you are coming from, Shelly. I have met many former sales people who have ended up on a different career path which has allowed them to be who they are. To get to where I ended up in life, there was only one way and I was never going to be any different regarding my journey.

      • Shelly DS says

        You’re right, a different career path does sound enticing, but I have to admit my current role is crucial for the phase of life I’m currently in. Until then, I’ll wear my professional hat and deal with the sales face 😅

  2. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    This is a great question to ponder. I’ve always said that you need to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and like the person you see looking back. And it’s not about looks. It’s about being happy with the person you are on the inside.

  3. Markus + Micah says

    Thought-provoking post. One has to wonder why we keep up with pretenses even when we are dying inside. Sad truth of society. This is why much of awakening is required. Awakening in the practical way, not woo woo way.

    • Shelly DS says

      Lol woo woo way? 😂 you never fail to make me laugh! You are right, but I think the onus is on each of us to ensure our own happiness (and self awareness). We can’t blame society for how we perceive ourselves, at least when we have passed a certain age.

  4. Josephine Nerissa Leão Panzo says

    PREACH SIS! Realizing that others aren’t determinants of who we are is one of the most liberating experience ever.

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