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The Vice of Wearing Masks, and The Virtue of Changing our Inner Selves

Essay By: kimkwanho
Health and fitness



Most of us wear masks in everyday lives. We wear it so to not hurt other people. We tell them lies to protect them from pain. But what we give them is fake medicine. One day, we realize that us lying did not only hurt others, but more importantly ourselves as well. It was hurting us as well while we thought that it was for the benefit of all. The realization can be saddening, because we realize that we had the poison in our bodies. But as much as it is saddening, we also become overwhelmed with emotions of joy that is fueled by the possible growth and change. Once we change our inner selves, once we become love and happiness we don't have to fake the language of love and happiness. Once we change the roots, the whole tree will be changed.


Submitted:Oct 11, 2013    Reads: 17    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Change the leaves and the whole tree will be poisoned. Change the roots and the whole tree will be changed.

We convince ourselves that the mask we wear is for the good of all. We fake it so as not to hurt the other person. We change our habits accordingly. We try. We live every day wearing our masks. We tell others to fly when their wings are still not ready. We tell others to smile when their hearts are still filled with tears. We lie to ourselves to make the other person feel better. We lie to the other person, to make ourselves look better. The more we distanced from the truth, the closer we became with the lie.

We walk on this thin line, where one missed step can inflict serious pain to other people. But little did we know that walking this thin line was inflicting serious pain to ourselves. Hiding behind the masks, poisoned our hearts and souls. The inequality between our inner and outer selves pressured our hearts to constant and silent pain. The longer we wore our masks, the further we distanced from our true selves. Lying to others not only gave us fake existence, but also gave others fake happiness.

But then we realize, that the lies can become truths, if the roots are changed. We realize, that we don't have to try to change our leaves. We don't have to burden ourselves walking the thin line. We don't have to wear the mask. If we change our true selves. All lies can become truths because they don't come only from our mind, but also from our heart. We don't have to fake the language of love and happiness, if we become love and happiness. The poison can be cured and the fruit can once more become healthy. The people eating the fruit can receive true happiness, and we can once again become one with ourselves.





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