For some, social media is a bullhorn for what they’re already doing—pretending to be people they really aren’t. It’s not just the religious. How many people do you follow whose pictures look like they’re coming back from the 1950’s, as though all the clothes and cars and hats came from another time? All captured by a smart phone invented last year.
Now that I’m married I’ve started to worry about my children. I don’t even have children yet but I’ve already started worrying about whether or not I’ll be a good dad. One of my greatest fears is that my children won’t do well in life, and by that, I mean won’t be happy and healthy and able to connect with others.
It took me 42 years to get married. It took me that long to risk being myself with a woman, to risk being known. Before that, I was convinced if anybody really knew me they wouldn’t love me. So rather than being myself, I acted like somebody who I thought people would like. I played a role. And it almost cost me my soul. And my life.
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