05 March 2013

Keeping It Real

The whole experience hammered home that people are starved for realness – not just food, but from people.  Our world is so fast and fake, and I think a lot of adults spend much of their time feeling overwhelmed to some degree.  So when someone injects some simple realness and simple consideration into their lives, they can hardly believe it.

This is, I think, the essence of Game:  being comfortable with yourself and being real.  Being ashamed of what you do and what you’re interested in, and trying to hide it or apologize for it is fake.  Owning who you are and what you like is real.

The lesson to be drawn from this is that it is simply best to be yourself.  Or, to be a little bit more helpful, to be the best version of yourself.  Know your strengths and play to them.  Know your interests and play to them.  Just be real, and don’t apologize for who you are or what you like.  Be direct, be honest, and be real.  People want something real; people respect those who are real.  So stop playing games, stop being manipulative, and be real.