I had a question in my exam today. It said.

                                                                                    Why do mirrors show the truth? Share your views

In my opinion, we’re all born with masks, but the problem is we’re not always happy with the masks we were born with, we want something more, to be something else, something bigger, be someone else.

So we embrace these new masks, these new personalities we’ve attained, trying to be someone we’re not. Why? To impress someone? To be more accepted by society? We end up pleasing everyone. Except ourselves.


But when you’re back home, when you’re all alone, you look at yourself in the mirror, and the mask comes off, and you’re left with the hard ugly truth. You can try to fool whoever you want, but can you fool yourself? No.


The mirror, it show’s us what we are, what we’re hiding from. Nothing more, nothing less. And maybe it’s this truth that scares us. That after all you do, and all the people you please, you’re really all alone in the end. With no one left for you. Everyone has their life, their problems, and once you’re alone you’re on your own. It’s depressing. It’s scary, but it is what it is.

I wake up every morning, and I look in the mirror. I see a frustrated young woman, unhappy with so many things. But who really cares? So I put on my mask, hoping no one can see through it, but also secretly hoping that someone can, and maybe help me..

People are not mirrors. They see you completely different than the way you see yourself.




2 thoughts on “Masks.

  1. You can see a truth in the mirror when you are in the privacy of your own home or room but it is not necessarily “ugly”. It might even be more natural and beautiful than your public face. Public fear can sometimes make us uglier than we are in private

  2. t says:

    I want to be something more, something better. I want to do so by removing the masks – especially the ones I wear only for me.

    A beautiful post. I very much enjoy peeping into your “silly little world.” =)

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