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Post by Ljessup » 14 Sep 2017, 10:08

Amagine wrote:I have a personal opinion that everyone wears a mask. No one is who they appear to be. That is why I'm never completely surprised when someone reveals another side to their character.
Best comment I've seen on here! I absolutely agree with this! Well said!

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Post by mumoscar » 18 Sep 2017, 06:10

Sometimes due to what we read at first or hear from people, we end up painting a completely different character of a person only to realize later that it's not who thy are. Others may decide to mask themselves.

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Post by Oliver Ekaso » 28 Sep 2017, 15:01

Happens a lot. My advice to all is 'Be your self'

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Post by JadeK » 28 Sep 2017, 16:37

I am pretty sure that everyone has met someone like this at some point in their lives. I have met a few of them unfortunately. Some of them are even family members who showed their true colors finally and I had that exact moment where I realized they weren't who I thought they were.

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 30 Sep 2017, 13:41

Oh Lord, I know so many two-faced people that I'm wary of everyone. They'll smile in your face and plot your demise in their heads. The world is filled with them.

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Post by Kalin Adi » 02 Oct 2017, 18:52

Daily bread! The fact is we never end knowing a person not even our closest friends, so it's easy to be deceived. Some people may seem affable and meek but can really be twisted and mean.

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Post by kwahu » 04 Oct 2017, 04:17

No I haven't. I would say one needs to be vigilant when choosing friends. Some will want to befriend you for who you are, or with a bad intend.

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Post by Star88 » 04 Oct 2017, 11:35

I have met people that i thought were good, but turned out to be terrible people. It's always hard to find the true thoughts of a person. Moreover, the human mind is fluid. Your nature is not constant throughout your life.

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Post by Envision Tressy » 09 Oct 2017, 02:48

Nothing is as it seems to be. There is a dark side to every good person
Her eyes were like the sun, glowing red hot in the darkness of light!

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Post by ifeoma obike » 12 Oct 2017, 18:53

Everybody wears a mask, but the most important thing is why the mask is being worn. Some wear it as self-defense, while others for selfish interests

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Post by BelindaC » 19 Oct 2017, 08:08

ifeoma obike wrote:Everybody wears a mask, but the most important thing is why the mask is being worn. Some wear it as self-defense, while others for selfish interests
Excellent point! I agree, we all wear masks in our own way, even if we are not necessarily aware we are doing it. As someone with depression, I frequently wear a mask when I put on my happy face and go about my day as a seemingly friendly, cheerful person, when in reality that does not reflect what I feel or think. However, it's not something I do out of malicious intent. It's so that I don't worry others or affect any one else negatively. On the other hand, I've definitely met my fair share of two-faced jerks who do it to hide their true nature or to get away with something.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 20 Oct 2017, 17:46

We only see what people choose to reveal about themselves. I don't think anyone is an open book.
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Post by KasieMiehlke » 24 Oct 2017, 20:00

Unfortunately a majority of the people I have known in the past are extremely two faced, and that includes a few family members as well. The way those individuals have treated me has made me into the person I am today so I really can't be too upset.

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Post by Cheshire » 05 Nov 2017, 02:02

Athena Moon wrote:Every story has it's characters and life is one big stage. We all play our roles and put on masks. We all are somebody else and pretend to be something else we can take advantage of. Every person I have met is hiding behind created personalities and first impression likely to be false
I completely agree with you. There is no one on Earth that is wholly honest and genuine. We all love to lie and deceive and we do it for a reason. Putting a mask or more is ubiquitous.

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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 03:36

A lot of people are like that, I think. There's one who looked so young I assumed he was a teenager lost on the school campus but he ended up to be teacher and a businessman.

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