A New Take on Fake People

The notion that people are “all fake” is not fair. Perhaps its a matter of not knowing who one is. Giving someone some grace as they try to find their identity is the best thing we can do, even if it frustrates us. I think people are trying to find their way at all stages of life. The way we react to certain situations reveals who we are and some folks are inconsistent in how they cope. I think there are a lot of people who give off the “fake” vibe but you know we are all broken people. Being genuine takes a lot of intentional work but you know its nice to help people along the way be better.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

4 thoughts on “A New Take on Fake People”

  1. I agree but go further. I don’t believe in the concept of fake people at all. Too many today seem to perceive they have exclusive rights to violate and assess the souls of others. I don’t ask people to be anything more than accountable for themselves. If they reveal their souls, I’m honored.

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  2. If we don’t think someone is genuine its possibly our own expectations of normal. Or its possibly the painful facade of someone too terrified to be themselves.

    In either case its kindness to be patient and hope to find the reality of the person.

    I’m not always kind though. There is some deep instinct in me that dislikes a certain sort of behavior that feels inappropriate to a situation, and could be labeled as “fake”. I have to constantly reminding myself that kindness is the best response.
    Mostly I am, but sometimes – I’m not particularly kind.


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