Be wary of the masks people wear.
You cannot sift from the lot, you cannot segregate them, to have a secluded life to keep your soul away from these masks.
At the same time, you cannot allow them to exploit you, to humiliate your soul.
So, be cautious of people who wear masks.
It is true, sometimes, you know you are being exploited yet you continue to be honest, to be good to, to be in relation with the person exploiting you.
No harm in doing so as long as you see it supporting the cause of you being ‘you’, as long as you feel good about assimilating the pain it gives.
It is true you need to trust certain people as you move with time building your life, as you socialize. You need to remain honest while you build relations because that is a must, an imperative, for you to remain honest to ‘you’, to your soul, to your identity, to your existence.
But you must be vigilant enough, careful enough to realize where and when to draw the line, when to restrict the flow.
Yes, it is better to be an emotional fool than to be a practical opportunist.
But, be practical enough to realize the parasitic masks around you.
Socialize, build relations, but maintain a safe distance from the masks. Don’t act the way they act to get over them but don’t let them play with your emotive quotient either.
If you have been exploited by the mask(s) and they are still trying to play with you, it should be the warning message to read the writing on the wall.
Be sociable. Be amicable. But be heedful.
Yes, be an emotional fool when it comes to the purity of emotions, when it comes to the sanctity of you soul, when it comes to the authority of your thoughts, when it comes to honesty and commitment.
But don’t be a fool.
Yes, don’t be a practical opportunist but act practical when you see your ‘be good’ motivation is leading to excessive stress, is giving you pain beyond assimilation.
Be wary enough of the masks to be able to read when it is the time.
Act emotionally fool to give relations that extra mile to save them in turbulent times, but be practical enough to read it when your emotional attachment and your emotive quotient become tools for the masks to use you, to take you for granted.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/