Thursday, July 22, 2010

Playing the part

While sitting in the international arrival area of Boston (Logan) airport the other day, I was thinking about the world as a stage. One of my favorite past-times is people watching. The reason for this is that I strongly believe people are generally not in public what they are in private. I mean that many people play the part of a person they want to be in public. They dress a way they want others to think they are. It is an easy way for people to try to look cool, look wealthy, look tough, look sexy, etc.

It's fun to watch people trying to impress total strangers with their appearance. The problem for many of these people is that when they actually have to interact with someone, revealing their true self. Their hope is that they can glide through the public arena, playing the part, and move on.

More later . . .