Putting up fašades.
by, 03-21-11 at 02:55 AM (864 Views)
It is impressive how the hiding of feelings works most of the times. I am at work right now, and accidentally listened to a conversation of one of my partners. I rarely talk to him, but when I do he always wears a smile on his face, as if there was nothing wrong in his life. We talk about football, video games, ... just small talk, but he looks happy with his life; you know what I mean. Only 10 minutes ago I went out of my office, and overheard a conversation of him on the phone with someone. I don't know who he was talking to, but his side of the conversation talked about personal information/problems I could have never imagined.
This made me wonder: what impression of me do others have? I NEVER talk about personal matters at work. I believe that no one could give these things the level of importance they hold for me. Actually, the mere fact that one could undermine something that matters so much to me is what prevents me from sharing my personal life with others. So I build this wall that I show to others, which leads them to make their own assumptions about me, which lead to wrong assumptions.
I have come to believe that if there were no fašades built around people, we would have so much more respect for each other.