Ok, so the fact of the matter is that EVERYONE loves to talk about themselves. It’s human nature so they say.
But no one ever wants to relate the hard fast truth.
Here’s what I mean…
Many of you have seen the seriously so blessed blog. http://www.seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com/ It is hilarious. It’s a woman that writes a completely MADE UP blog spoofing bloggers, specifically young married, pregnant LDS girls/women bloggers. But the thing I love about it, is that it spoofs the thing I find a little bit annoying about MOST blogs. The writers filter out all the ‘real’ life stuff and write only how PERFECT his/her life is, never admitting that everyone has problems no matter how perfect you are. In the SeriouslySoBlessed blog, the “writer” TAMN is perfectly skinny, perfectly fun, and hates anything that’s a ‘downer’.
I guess I am wierd. I am not sure why, if it was because of innate demeanor or growing up experiences, but I turned out to be a very realistic person.
I distinctly remember being about 10 years old, coming out of church and saying to my mom, “Mom, you know what I have noticed about life?’
Mom said “what?”
“When you’re sick, before you can get better, you have to get sicker first.” I finished.
“Wow, that’s positive” She replied , yes sarcasticly
(I married a huge optimist BTW, we balance each other out … most of the time)
I try hard not to be negative, but I feel I am pretty realistic. And hey, I have to say, that No ONE has a perfect life. I am sorry, no one does. I just think that some people have much more obvious trials or problems than other people.
For the past 7 years we have lived in what people term the “KEN AND BARBIE WARD”. People that move in, or visit declare that this is the Ken and Barbie ward. Everyone has perfect bodies, perfect smiles, perfect testimonies, and perfect lives. And actually on paper, our area does look much more ideal that most. We have incredible reported ‘numbers’. This stake reports extremely high percentage of temple recommend holders, full tithe payers, people doing their home/visiting teaching. etc. However, I came to know these people well, they had and have trials just like everyone else. Unemployment, illness, cancer, marital strife, problems with children effected most everyone. We had 3 women that had fought cancer, 2 very recent divorces, 2 women fighting MS, only 1/4 of our eligible Young Men were worthy to serve missions. Real life, just happens.
So I think that people are just keeping secrets. Trying to paint themselves int he best light possible. We all do it, we all want to look perfectly ideal. We all want to talk about ourselves, but no one want to relate the cold, hard truth.
So here we are ready to hear YOUR secrets. What are you REALLY like? In 40 words or less.