There’s often a rift between truth and perception,
Sometimes caused by ignorance, others, deception,
What’s shown and what’s real, can be so far apart,
Things we’re made to believe, opposing their heart.
You’ll find proud people, who have rotten cores,
Those with internal riches, are quite often poor,
Folks empty inside, might be first to boast,
And the most loving people, may need love the most.
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Never make the mistake that you have everything and everyone figured out, as there is always more to things, than what we are able to (or allowed to) witness or interpret.
Some of the most beautiful and kind hearted souls can seem distant, but may merely be protecting a pain-ridden and now fragile heart, so they’re overly cautious who they let get close; people with outgoing personalities might be overcompensating for a deep emptiness inside or other hidden struggles.
People’s motives are rarely apparent, we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, we don’t necessarily know their actual values and morals, only the facade that we’ve seen, or the assumptions we’ve developed, based on bits and pieces of often flawed or biased information.
So, the underlying message, don’t underestimate people’s feelings, and don’t claim to fully understand their motivations, or what lies in their heart; even when they open up to us, it most likely won’t be the full picture… anyone can surprise you, totally redefining the image of them that you’d constructed in your head, pleasantly or otherwise.
Love and Respect always,
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