“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.” ― André Malraux
September 3, 2013
Think about those words for a minute. How many people can say that who they are at work is the same as who they are at home, or around family or friends.
We all wear masks at some point or other for differing reasons. At times though those masks can become restrictive and even appalling to us, yet we continue to use them.
We not only put these masks on ourselves but we also expect others to wear them.
Many marginalized individuals are stuck in their masks, unable to take them off.
Others are on the other side of the spectrum and refuse to wear a mask. These individuals show you exactly who they are on the inside, this at times could lead to social impairment.
The people stuck on either side of this spectrum can learn to find the balance between ‘best versus appropriate’ and social skills that would allow for personal growth.
One of the benefits of working with Peering Your Peers is being able to self identify and implement socially appropriate behaviours.
So whether you find that you are stuck wearing a mask that has no connection to who you really are underneath or you find that in ‘being yourself’ you sometimes go a little far and learning how to moderate would be a benefit, contact Peering Your Peers and start living your life.