April 13, 2011

Hidden Behind A Mask

Lately, a lot has been on my mind. Finally, the years of efforts seem to bear some sweet and well-deserved fruits. With so much time at hand, finally I was able to reflect on all the things that have passed and think about all the people I’ve met in this time. I’ve been moving too fast without looking left or right and now the world and the people in it seem so much different than they were when I was younger; or perhaps I was naive back then. I like to think I still am today. Being naive seems a lot better than being a self-centered hypocrite.
            I seldom see real people these days. In the recent past, I’ve had some great opportunities to interact with a lot of people. I did interact with a lot of people and yet, all I saw were figures going around with their faces hidden behind masks (metaphorically, of course). When I say that a person is hidden behind a mask, I mean they constantly try to hide their true personalities and intentions. People pretend to be nice; they use your services for their benefits and then refuse to recognize you on the street next week.
            I have been thinking hard and I just don’t get it. Everywhere I look, all I see are these people with fake smiles on their countenances trying to use each other, betray each other and pretend that nothing happened. Suddenly, trusting someone or making friends seems so much more difficult than it was in the 20th century; at least that’s what my mom says. Where are the days of honesty and allegiance; where are all the real people with the courage to walk the path of righteousness? I’m not saying they don’t exist but they are just too few in number these days.
            The way I see it, the world is going from bad to worse. It’s a cruel place for fools like me, who wish to bring positive changes. It’s only a matter of time before this rampant hatred, negligence and all other forms of evil that infests our existence manifests into an epic natural disaster or a nine-tailed demon fox to eradicate us. Oh well, I better get back to some work; I guess I have been thinking too much and watching way too many animes……..

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