So, today is more of a Musing than a Monday Motivational spiel. Today the thought ran through my mind about how some people overuse labels about themselves. My mother always told me that if you are a certain type of person then you will not have to announce it to everyone. It will just be evident. I have gone back to that sentiment multiple times.
For instance, if someone is: rich or classy or Christian or has a heart of gold, it should be obvious without it having to be announced. Now if someone is asked a question about themseelves and they answer truthfully, that is one thing. But to tout that they are a certain label, constantly, seems a little unnecessary or perhaps ridiculous.
If one is what or whom they claim to be, then why the need to announce it over and over again? Doesn’t it seem like actions and lifestyle and demeanor are solid indicators? If there is this ongoing need to prove that they are this particular thing, it means that A: they are insecsure or B: they are a fraud. Right?
I have noticed this through the years as I am a natural observer. But since social media dominates nearly everyone’s lives, people feel the need to prove themselves, more than ever! It is overwhelmingly in our faces, everywhere we click. It is hard to tell if what we see online is real or contrived. Unfortunately, I am the same on and offline, kinda boring I know. But for many folks the picture and the reality could not be more polar opposite.
What are your thoughts?
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I feel similarly–I try to demonstrate who I am by my actions rather than proclaiming it loudly to everyone. Sometimes I think saying it takes away from doing. No need to put in any of the work if you’re already getting the rush of support by people because of calling yourself something. Almost like getting the singular comfort through vindication and trying to pretend you’re ‘a thing’ by saying it repeatedly until it sticks.