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Six Sentences From Atop My Soapbox

 ~REAL~
“Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side." - Dan Pearce
 
It is very important to me that the people in my life are real - genuine, and that is what I also strive to be.  I am very much a "what you see is what you get" person, I am not into pretenses or playing games.  I shoot straight forward and most often speak what is on my mind; that gets me into trouble sometimes, people take my directness as arrogance.  It is not that, it is simply a desire to communicate openly, to let you know what I think and feel.  When we are real, we can reach out to other and share our journey for a while - being real helps us to connect without hidden agendas, and enables us to understand each other on more than a surface level.   I have made many poor choices in life, but I have nothing to hide; everything I've experienced has made me who I am...  it has helped me become real. 
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5 comments:

  1. People who hide behind a facade end up wondering why they aren't accepted when others find out who they really are. Save time, be real to begin.

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  2. oh YES!!! Save me from poseurs.

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  3. I love this post Josie! Like you, I'm a straight-shooter ----hoping to attract the same from others. Life feels more real when we share and can relate to eachother's trials. Make such a huge difference. I think that's what attracted me to you. And I'm so grateful for that kind of connection. So hard to find at times. xoxo

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  4. Sometimes, it is not easy to be 'real, ' but it is often more difficult not to be real.

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  5. 3 for 3 and I already know the next one is the same. I almost titled my R post Real, though it wasn't about movies. I think we may have spent too much time together!.

    On the subject, I think people are afraid to be real because they are afraid of the judgements of others. It makes me sad for them but I do understand. It can be hard to put yourself out there, say what you really mean (not in a mean way but in a true way) and be that open. Rejection is a very real fear and there is no worse rejection than people not liking the real you.

    I understand that, I just wish more people understood that a lot of people do understand. While there are a lot of mean folks out there, most people are kind and willing to give people a chance. You have to be willing to take a chance to be given a chance. Hmmmm, that was kind of profound!

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