My Tarzan moment

Hey guys

So my story for you today is something for you guys to think about. We always seem to put a mask on our face and for some reason, we think it is better than the real us…

For those off you who have seen Tarzan the movie you will remember the scene whereby Tarzan is looking at his reflection in the water and starts to through a tantrum. He hits the water and then mud goes on his face. He then proceeds to take mud and cover himself with it because he thinks that it will make him look more like a gorilla because it is the same colour however his mother Kala takes it off him and says that they are the same. They both have two hands, a nose and a heart… Tarzan then realises that he needs to be the best him that he can be and that is when he succeeds in his life.

Back to reality… we often have these moments when we want to cover something up and act like we are someone else or look like someone else. We place a mask on our face and fake it until we make it. Now even though faking it does sometimes work, we will need to stay true to who we are because G-D made us who we are for a reason. If he wanted us to be like the person with a mask, we would have be born like that and we would not need the mask. We all have moments when we place a mask on our face and pretend that it is all ok or that we like that person just to keep things civil.

There is a famous story about the late and great artist Picasso. It goes like so: His once had this man working for him. Now this man cherished every thought and piece of artwork Picasso ever made. One day, this man went up to Picasso and told him that he needed to certify his one art work. Picasso looked at him and told him that he will not do that because he did not paint it. The man looked at him as if he was mad. “What do you mean you did not paint it? I watched you paint it with my own eyes. I know you did it!” Picasso laughed and told him, ” My young man, we all fake it sometimes.”

Isn’t that just such a great story? We al fake it… This is so true! We all fake things every now and again but the fact of the matter is, sometimes we get so used to faking it that we do not seem to remember what is true anymore. We are so caught up in living a lie that we forget who and what is true in our lives.

Sometimes we need to wipe off the mud and take the mask off and be true to who we are and be the best that we can be… At the end of the day, it is us that needs to be happy with ourselves. We have to wake up every morning in our skin and be proud of who we are. My late grandfather always used to tell me, “At the end of the day, all we have is our name.” So be proud of who you are and be proud to just be you! There is nothing wrong with a fake smile here and there to make someone happy or to keep the peace but do not lose site of who you are!

Have a great weekend



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