Pretending is neither bad or good

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Pretending to be a rock musician playing a guitar, that is not there in front of an audience, that is neither there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If there are feelings of fear passing by and those feelings seem to stick, you may have chosen to pretend to be a frightened person. You may also have chosen to hide this personality by pretending to be a jolly good person or a wise one. But whatever bothers you, you can change that, when you know, it is you who have chosen, what you pretend to be.

This does not mean, that if you are red-haired, you can choose to be a blond instead. But you can choose, what kind of red-haired person, you want to pretend to be – just like you can dress up a red-haired doll in different ways to change its personality.

Pretending to be for example a red-haired queen may not make you the queen of your country, but maybe of your work. If so, remember that when you get older or sick the body may function in a way, so it is not possible to pretend to be a queen like you used to. But you can always choose to pretend to be something else. In this case maybe a red-haired person, who is proud of her age.

You can choose to love the person you pretend to be or not. It is your own fabrication, so if you do not love it, why not pretend to be another person. The world is in the eye of the beholder, so it is make-believe and it is therefore up to you, what person to pretend to be.

For sure you know how to pretend to be a person in a make-believe world. Think about when you are on a dating site or social media, play a game like Super Mario or do role-play – or think about playing air guitar.

Pretending is neither bad or good. It is just the way to appear in a make-believe world.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.5 Pretending to be a person.

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