What is the meaning of masquerade? Masquerade is a false show or pretence, when one pretends to be someone they’re not. Throughout our life, we will stumble upon a couple or a few of these people. Maybe us, ourselves are like that. As much as I try not to, I am probably still guilty of doing this myself occasionally.
Whatever the reason or however it may be, never let them get to you, either you take it on the chin or cut all ties with them. Try not to adopt such a trait and make it a part of you, a habit, because it is an attribute that isn’t very pleasant. I know, easier said than done.
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”
In this world we live in, we tend to judge and are being judged majority of the time from the outside (looks) rather than from the inside (personalities). Some won’t even give the time of day to get to know a person solely because of how they look. In some situations, maybe because of the rumours that they’ve heard of you or they’ve planted in their mind that you are no better than them (culture, religion, etc.) ..OR, just from a plain old simple word called jealousy. So, don’t you just wish our eyes saw souls instead of bodies..? How much easier would life be!
Merely because we are all labelled; men, women, Asian, white, black, Muslim, Christian, President, receptionist, garbage man, etc.. that doesn’t give us the right to judge, disrespect and/or harm one another.
We are all human, the same, no one’s better than the other, with our own beliefs and unique in our own special way. We may not be able to abolish the ever occuring “masquerade party” but we can find a way to start, with ourselves, and set an example.
On that note, I end this “food for thought” post with a quote..