Ten Ways To Open Your Heart – Pt. 6: Share without Pretending

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Ten Ways To Open Your Heart – Pt. 6: Share without Pretending

Today, people fabricate little white lies to appeal to their peers. There are too many relationships build on false information and deceit. When will we realize that being honest from the very beginning will provide us with the solid foundation that we need? Honesty is known to be an important aspect of any relationship: this is not new information. Nevertheless, how many of us begin our relationships with honesty? For example, two people meet and become romantically involved. One of them does not want children and the other does not want to move from the state they are living. During their courtship, however, neither discloses their secret truth. Though it may be some time before these serious questions arise, shouldn’t those people attempt to be honest with their partner? Does it not make sense to put everything on the table instead of hiding information prompting a break-up later on? To me, being honest from the beginning will allow the relationship to have a strong, solid foundation. People will know exactly what the other expects of him or her and of their future together.

This concept of sharing without pretending spills over into platonic relationships. Most people fake it. They fake liking an activity, type of food, genre of music, or something else, in order to gain acceptance. I think more people should focus on presenting their true selves instead of pretending. In our society, in my opinion, layers of fallacies smother inner beauty. One could portray wealth with material things, only to reveal that they have no substance as a person. Let us be rich in love, compassion, kindness, honesty, and respect. Share an experience with someone that is truly genuine, truly a part of you. I am not saying that everyone should bare his or her inner souls to every Tom, Dick, and Harry; I am merely suggesting that we attempt to connect with people on a deeper level. Allowing people to see our inner self, our true values and beliefs, will result in a person wanting to do the same thing.

Don’t let meaningful relationships slip through the cracks because you most beautiful qualities are buried under false impressions. Take a step and share without pretending.


“Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.”
Ismail Haniyeh

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