Joan Rivers could make people laugh. She was witty and snarky and made fun of herself most of all. Her “act” was all most of us knew of her personality. It was her mask. The other mask she wore literally covered her face. As she frequently mentioned, she had a tremendous amount of “work” done on her face.
“I wish I had a twin so I could know what I’d look like without plastic surgery,” Rivers quipped. One thing is certain: the true age (inside her body) did not match what the world saw on the outside.
For an entertainer the old saying, “all the world’s a stage” may be true, but for the rest of us, hiding behind a false exterior is of little value. It’s true that people are always watching us, but for the most part, they are looking to see if we’re real. Do we say one thing and do another… They aren’t nearly as interested in how “good” we think we look.
There is a house on my street that appears ok from the outside, but I had a chance to look inside once and it was like something out of Hoarders. There wasn’t a single bare surface. Even the floors were piled high with- well, I’m not sure what all that was. No one would have imagined that this dilapidated structure was behind those average walls in this nice little suburb.
In their desire to look good, some school districts have been found to be cheating on standardized tests and falsifying records. Everyone (parents, students and teachers) are pleased with the published results, but those kids will suffer because their glowing grades don’t reflect their education.
How about you? If you’ve spent time discovering your true identity, are your life, words and actions in harmony with who you are or want to be? If anything doesn’t line up, maybe it’s time to make some adjustments toward consistent authenticity.
If you learn to be transparent your peace and confidence will skyrocket. No glorious exterior can compare to a person who is honest, genuine and sincere inside and out. This is equally true of personal and business relationships. People of this nature attract more admiration than even the most “beautiful” faces in Hollywood.