Don’t be deceived by people’s titles (such as Doctor, Cop, CEO etc) how much money they have, where they live, what kind of car they drive, what they are wearing and who they pretend to be. Many of us get good at presenting something we are not. Sometimes people play pretend because they are narcissists and don’t care. Sometimes it’s because they are ruthless, greedy and mean. Often times we pretend as a survival technique. That is the case with me. I have a learning disability, only have grade 8 education, difficulty writing as a result and have always been scared of being found out, I have CPTSD and am really a very traumatized person, but I have used what I have. I can put on a smile, dress myself up, put some make-up on, and many people see and experience me as being a person in control and together. I succeeded in the days when I put on my mask, because that is what I wanted you to see. We only see in a person what we want to see, and what they want us to see. There is a whole bunch of stuff you don’t see, because they don’t want you to and we don’t want to see it either. We don’t want to know that maybe our doctor, our cops, CEO’s or President elect is a crook, dishonest, dangerous and not a nice person because we have our fantasies. It makes us scared and insecure to know that maybe we are putting our trust in the wrong people. We have the lies we tell ourselves because it makes us feel better. It makes us uneasy to know that these people are just like everyone else. Some are good and some are bad.