“Marilyn Monroe wasn’t even her real name, Charles Manson isn’t his real name, and now, I’m taking that to be my real name. But what’s real? You can’t find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best.” MM
…You just pick the lie you like the best. So really all of us, in some sense, are lying to ourselves because too often we create outward actions just to suit what others want to see. Deep down the story is quite different. Aigh.
Self defense mechanisms are curious. Even when kicked to the ground by someone the initial reaction is to defend what you thought was yours to keep. Question is, how long does it take to realize it wasn’t yours to begin with and self preservation sets in?
Someday’s I’m sure. Most days I’m not.