All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
People define us by our actions. If you steal something, people label you as a thief. Even if your reason for stealing might be just, you will still be labeled as a thief and treated accordingly.
People wear masks on a daily basis. Some wear it to protect themselves, others wear it because the mask is more liked by others than their true self. Let me tell you a story about a fellow coworker who is always overly cheery. When I first met her, I thought that she knows who she is and knows what makes her happy, and that’s good. Then I heard a number of occasions where that same coworker flared up quite horrifically on others. I thought to myself, really. Are they talking about the same person? This behavior came off shocking to me because it was in contrary to how she always acted.
I still don’t know which of the mask is her true self, but what it highlighted was that we all wear masks.