Saturday, April 25, 2009
We risk changing permanently while we alter ourselves to cater for social needs. Different people react to different humour, different facial expressions, different degrees of earnestness. I become the funny me while with her, the sarcastic dry-witted me while with him and the honest me when with you. They are all me, but each embellished, each personalized to fit you. When the funny me meets the sarcastic dry-witted me and then the honest me comes along; I get confused, she gets confused, he gets confused and suddenly I’m the hypocrite. People don’t change. Only their social exoskeletons do.