There is the side of us that we show to the world in our professional life. In many ways, it isn't our entire self because I'm sure a client or customer would not want to know or need to know some of the issues we have had to face in life.
There is the side of us that we show to the world that is our more personal side, but often if we show it to the world at large, we would be allowing people to trample our own personal boundaries.
What we show online...
There are also sides such as what we show online in social media or what we show to our significant other or best friends. It might even be a side that we show to one circle we are involved with but for each different experience in life, there is something we show to the world and something we do not.
I'm always perplexed and amazed at what people show online in social media. Often it is showing one side of themselves, while they try to prove there is something else that makes them tick. All I have to do is look is no further than a sibling that professes one thing on Sunday and shows an entirely different thing through the things he shares online.
While there may be a need to not show everything to the world that we show to our most trusted friends and significant others, I think that sometimes we are not authentic in the way we should be. There need not be major cover ups while trying to convince the world we are one thing, but in many ways we are not.
Your actions and words say much more...
Your actions and words say much more than what you try to project to the world. You might think you are hiding the things from the world, but in many ways they are quite obvious for all to see.
As you go through your day, take into account what it is that you show to those close to you and the world. Does one thing resemble the other or are the different images no where close to being in sync?
If you want to be taken as authentic, then you will want to be more aware and conscious of what you put out into the world. Social media is a good indicator of what is truly within you or what you do when you're not conscious.
Make the world a better place by being authentic and really looking deep within your own soul to see what is there. You won't make the world a better place by judging it and exclaiming all that others are doing wrong. You will make it a better place by working on yourself over that of judging other people.
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