People are chameleons. If there is one thing that most of us are really good at, it is hiding who we really are. We can blend into a group so well that it’s scary. Just think about it for a minute. It all started when you went to school. Were you ever really just yourself? No, you weren’t. You were whatever and whoever the kids around you thought that you should be, with your true colors tucked away. The troublemaker did what was expected of him. The class clown did what was expected of him. The nerd did what was expected of her. It was like a TV show. There was no escape.
But that doesn’t end with grade school. Throughout life we go around blending into our surroundings. Being different is hard. And why be different when you can just avoid all of that and blend? That is exactly the subconscious logic that most of us go through. Even at work it can be hard to let people know the real you.
Well, today we are talking about getting to know people. Real people. But we’re not talking about it in a positive way. What we mean by that is that is we’re talking about getting acquainted with somebody’s bad side. Think about the last time you played monopoly with someone. You’d had the impression that they were actually nice, didn’t you?! There are other life situations where we can really get to know people; here are 25 Events And Activities That Will Show You Somebody’s True Colors!
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There is perhaps not a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than any comments section on the internet.
Note: when we say “any”, we are primarily talking about Yahoo and Youtube
It’s interesting what people will say and do when their inhibition is gone.
We’ve discussed the comments section already, but social media in general still offers a (slightly smaller) sense of anonymity that people often abuse.
Yes, heat. This counts for double if the activity involves physical labor in the heat. It’s a crucible for negative emotions.
Piñatas are a classic example of this. Oh, but they’re just kids right? Well, when it comes to free stuff, we adults don’t fare much better.