More on masks...  

rm_deaminveni 50M
139 posts
10/6/2005 11:16 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

More on masks...

It has been said that in politics we vote for the politician whose lies we like best.

Considering this contention along with my early post about "The Masks We Wear" I wonder whether we don't date those people whose lies we like best? Those people who present a mask we like.

When we first meet people we judge them based on the mask they choose to present. Short-term relationships, or relationships that involve short dates with no further commitment, allow both parties to present the mask they choose. Consequently these relationships tend to be passionate.

If people spend a lot of time together it is difficult to maintain the mask and so the passion cools. The length of time this takes (and indeed whether it happens at all) depends on the people involved. If a couple both present their maskless selves to one another when they first meet then the relationship will almost certainly survive. However, if either party presents a mask that is too far removed from their true, maskless, self the relationship is bound to fail once the mask is removed.

To me, this suggests that if you want passion in your relationships, keep them short or keep your distance.

Perhaps I'm just jaundiced.

Pop-psychology ends.

DirtyLilSecret61 55F

10/10/2005 7:04 am

I hear sunlight helps cure jaundice.


rm_deaminveni 50M
116 posts
10/10/2005 12:58 pm

Yup. I need a LOT of sunshine on this particular subject. That said, I'd welcome a bright sunbeam into my life, 'cos I'm a sucker for warmth and light.

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