What’s the difference between being friendly or being fake? Can you spot the difference? Is fakeness spot-able at a glance? or do you have to know someone for awhile to be able to spot it?
I”ve come in contact with a lot of fake people in my life and i think that it’s not always spot-able at first. i think that some people have lived life as a “fake” for so long that they don’t even know the difference themselves. imagine…. not knowing if how you live your life is real or fake. (maybe some counselling is needed!)
i have made it a practice of not asking people how they are….. i think i’ve slipped up, lately, though. i’ll have to go back to NOT asking. “How are you” is sometimes a fake question with the occassional fake answer. for example:
“Hi, how are you?” (like i really care… I’m just being polite)
“I’m good. How are you?” ( actually i’m awful…. just had the car die and i’ve had a headache for 3 days.)
see what i mean? Fake. why don’t we just be honest with each other. I like people that are honest and don’t put on “airs”. how about something like this:
“Hey! what’s going on today?”
“Hi! Not much except this stupid headache, oh, and my car died.“
“That sucks! Can i help you at all with that?”
“Yeah, you can. You got any Advil I can have.”
see… isn’t that better?
You have my permission to be honest with me at all times. If i slip up and ask you how you are, you can tell me honestly how you are. and i’ll reciprocate by being honest with you.
2010… the year of not being fake! How will you do with that?