Just Another Performance  

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players

– William Shakespeare

Shakespeare knew what he was talking about.

We live in a world where the performance is everything.

We live on a stage

Performing for and with the people in our lives.

Whether they’re our closest friends and family

Or the strangers and passersby that last but a moment in a single scene.

The difference is,

There is no intermission

No time to breathe.

And so we act.

We don the mask of a son or daughter

Friend, enemy, student, worker, lover, parent

And so much more.

And we paint that mask so meticulously

To convince and fool everyone

Even ourselves.

Because if we believe this character,

This façade, to camouflage our appearance

Then surely,

Everyone else will too.

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