Just An Illusion

There’s so much negativity in the world today. Humans can be such rude creatures. Social media has created a world of snobs; people who think they’re better for one reason or another. I know they existed before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., but those platforms have exacerbated the problem.

I’m not impressed with anyone who boasts of the possessions they hold, followers who worship them, or the places they have traveled.

I’m not impressed by social status, job title, or money.

I’m not impressed by the education you’ve received or in what schools your kids are enrolled.

I’m not impressed by the Church you belong to or your religious beliefs.

I’m not impressed by your perfect skin, which has been covered with inches of makeup and/or fixed with photo filters.

I’m not impressed by your wrinkle-free face that has been lifted more times than the weights at the gym.

I’m not impressed by your hair, that you spend so much money, time and effort on to present your “perfect” self.

I’m not impressed with your high-dollar automobile, or your indoor pool in your big fancy house.

Nope. None of those things matter. Your looks will fade and you’ll die someday regardless of your “perfect” image. You can’t take your money or your house with you when you die. Your kids can go to the most prestigious schools and still end up homeless and addicted to drugs. You may not always be healthy, wealthy and if social standing and money are of utmost importance to you, then you are surely not wise.

I’m impressed with people who are real; people who walk tall and proud on their own path. I’m impressed with those who are “transparent” as they like to say these days. No hypocrisy. No greed. No self-absorption. No perfection. Just real. Real people, living real lives.

I’m impressed by your humility, empathy, kindness, integrity, and honesty.

I’m impressed with your attitude, your smile, your laugh, and your sense of humor.

I’m impressed with how your mind works; the ideas you have or dreams that drive you.

I’m impressed by your heart; your willingness to help others when they can offer you nothing in return.

I’m impressed with how you treat other people and animals. Kindness always matters. ALWAYS.

I’m not putting down people who have “things” that I do not. It’s fine to be proud of what you have or of what you have accomplished. It’s great that you can travel or that you’ve earned multiple degrees or that you have a Mazaratti.

Being better off financially than others doesn’t make you better nor do most people think of you that way. It’s not real. It’s just an illusion.

17 thoughts on “Just An Illusion

  1. Here, here!!! You wrote exactly what I think when someone asks me, “do you have a Facebook” and I answer no, no I don’t. Then they ask why (almost always in a judgy type way) and I tell them because I have a life and don’t feel the need to let everyone know what I’m doing every second of the day. Or constantly take pictures of my food, lol.

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  2. Sooooo much love for this post, Deb!!!

    I feel the same way. Character is what makes someone likable, not their collection of cars or where they earned their degree.

    Brilliantly stated. Great post.

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    1. Thanks, Rakkelle! I have so much rattling around in my brain that it’s hard for me to write what I’m feeling. Sometimes I think I can’t possibly be making any sense. It’s good to know that I’m conveying the message I was trying to convey! Thank you! ❤

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