The fact of the matter is that we all wear masks of sorts. We all have baggage we carry around, biases we presuppose, and judgements that we make.
Gerry Spence once said,
I’d rather have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief.
It amazes me sometimes that many times I find that a person (many times, myself) who says they’re “open” are actually quite dogmatic, and the person who seems most wrought with rigid beliefs is actually trying to shed them.
So who are you?
a) the person who acknowledges their mask, winding up free of it
b) the person who denies their mask, winding up consumed by it
Oh, and happy mother’s day, by the way.