Decaying One's True Identity

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It is more detrimental to wear a mask. People who hide their true identities usually end up getting caught. Getting caught can result in trust issues, jail time, hurt feelings, and much more. Not staying true to themselves hurts them and others around them. Despite the fact that some may disagree, faking how people truly are can lead themselves to fame and fortune, but they will never be true to themselves and to others. They will have consequences handed to them for the masks they wore. People always find a way to unmask the lies and find out the truth. A loving father receives a letter from his young daughter as he walks to school with her. In the video, the daughter writes a letter to her dad about his mask. She says that her dad acts like he has everything under control, but he doesn't. He rushes to job interviews and doesn't get them. He struggles to make money (My Dad’s Story). The father has no one to express his pain with. He keeps his thoughts inside, causing a great deal of stress when he is alone. People should never hide feelings that cause them great pain. Staying true to themselves would do them good. Another con of…show more content…
In the poem, We Wear the Masks, the poet wrote about what we hide and why we hide it behind the mask. In the poem, it states, “We wear the mask that grins and lies,It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes--This debt we pay to human guile:With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties”(Dunbar). Dunbar wanted to explain that we hide or give distort vibes when showing our emotions or feelings to others. Some hide themselves and their true feelings behind their mask, people lie to loved ones, people shove their hurt feelings out the door when it comes to showing them. People wear masks usually, but that doesn't exactly mean it's okay to wear
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