Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Wonderful Flaws You Could Have
Everyone edits themselves here, and it makes me wonder whether you're ever actually connected to real people, or just the people they all wish they were.
Written by Me at 1:22 AM
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For the record, I never spellcheck our love letters.
Beautiful photos. Deep words. Captivating.
That's the nature of the internet.
We sanitize our existence.
i think about this a lot...but i heard about some study where they examined whether people portray an accurate representation of themselves on sites like facebook, and they found that people did.
because aren't we all just the world's greatest fakers?
i love this.
so so true.
Who could know, really?
Even the best of people with the most confidence sometimes wish they were someone else. I know I have. More than I could count.
Also, to someone here, you know who you are: Would it be too much to ask if I asked you to contact me somehow? My curiosity has gotten the best of me. :)
I love your flaws
To someone here, how could you ask such a question anonymously? the world's greatest faker.
Trent Reznor said a long time ago that the internet was a great place to be whoever you wanted to be ... true then ... true now ... what's the surprise?
hey, we're as real here as much as this is a real "place"! can't have it all dude. ;)
I can't edit myself into the person I wish i was because I don't know who or what I wish I was. I can try to make things clearer and possibly fail or let fly an unedited comment like this one.
Lets say we don't like our hair grey so we dye it. No law forces people to dye thier hair so people who dont want to dont have to.
Take a stand. Dont edit your writing! But, if you read something edited and like the thought, is it the thought or the person you like? Are you then guilty of likig dyed hair?
Im 14 so excuse me for thinking everything is real. Behind that reality lies the fraud...and there's nothing more real than a faker.We cant know who we are due to how our brains work, so just enjoy the show. There are no answers to identity questions because there is no real you or me. ( in the sense we can know who we are) Keep an open mind, love unedited and edited people. They both have good points to make.
yes and no, thats what i think.
everyone does edit themself, and rework their words untill they sound beautiful or meaningful or ideal.
but on the other hand,
there is nothing to hide, noone to judge you.
i believe it's a polished version of people's real emotions, beliefs, fears. because of the anonymity, people reveal things they wouldn't dare to others, their vulnerability.
i'm not sure.
maybe you're right.
i try not to be fake.
Careful, cautious, distance. I understand. All I can do is wait, wait for as long as you think it takes. I purposefully didn't edit myself, for you. So you can see what a mess I actually am ;)
I'm cleaning up though, everyday. It's a daily chore that's taking some time to fully accomplish. Would you like to help? I'm almost done. You can say no, I got this on my own. I'll be brand new by the time this is over.
Work work work, clean clean clean. Until the day I finally see you again. When will that be?
You have to know I feel the same about you as you do me.
What am I doing wrong!?!?
I guess I did it...
Love, it's confusing.
"A thing unto itself without comparison."- Cold Mountain
"That is what you are." is something i wanted to say to a friend recently, but it would have sounded ridiculous, perhaps it would have been better than the impossibility of words ever being good enough to make anyone really understand anything.
The fact is, I feel like I lie to everyone but her.
I believe if you find your soulmate, you are incomplelte without your soulmate.
I hate myself for being such a coward. I hate myself for being such a fault finder too.
I am here for you and I know you are there for me as well. It doesnt matter if we both edit here.
I really think I'm nicer when anonymous then me myself
I don't have time to edit..if I did that I'd never say anything. I'm also lazy and get bored easily...I always turn in my first draft...rarely the second and never the fifteenth. I'm on to something new.
I probably should edit. I'm gullible because I believe you.
I'd love to help but I am not good at it. One of my girlfrieds said I clean only what I see :(
But I would be a good housekeeper for you...
I miss you each and every moment and I am so used to that it feels comfortable instead of miserable. I am abnormal :(
How can I help?
And, no I don't know. But I would like to.
It's confusing, who are you ;)
I don't know anything. It's mind numbing.
Careful, cautious, etc. That was truly the edited version of what is so greatly desired. Trying to appease invisible enemy forces. How lame. What I mean to say is let's throw caution to the wind. I'm not afraid to admit our story to the world. I'm beyond ready to take it to a level that is actualized, even if from a broad distance. I need your love, from now until the end of time, but still I seek your acquiescence. Let's tell the tale of our journey, together. It's a beautiful story - a real page turner. I can't wait to turn the next page, Love.
I am so used to seeing people being perfect through computer screens that I end up rejecting them in real life for even tiny flaws.
How absolutely horrible is that?
I myself am made entirely out of flaws.
So with the risk of sounding completely cliche, how can I expect others to accept me when I cannot accept myself?
I blame the internets.
Of course I want to help. And you can see me at any time of your choosing. Until that day I will continue to wait with urgent patience. XO
I edit myself because I fear rejection. If you knew the mess that I really am, perhaps you wouldn't like me, so at least for now I can pretend that we're really friends.
My thoughts exactly
This is completely true, and one of my pet peeves that people cannot simply be who they are. It seems to matter more to people what other people think of them. So they put on this act, to me its obvious that it is an act. Maybe some people are good at pretending. But there are others who can't hide at all..
I would love to tell our story because it wants to explode from my heart on a daily basis and that would be a bloody mess.
Reminds me of:
It is the way I felt at the time I painted it. I was young and disillusioned and became convinced that no one in the world was showing his true face. Now that I am old, I know that no one has a true face to show.
Although I'm still not sure what that means.
sadly very true
To me, "edits" didn't mean literally editing words on a page, and "here" didn't mean a website or the internet... to me it's about how people hide bits of their identity at every turn. it's how the person my family know and the person my friends know and the person my boss knows are different people. and it's hard to know what's real... or what parts of other people we're missing out on...idk
Or just the people YOU thought they were.
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