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Psychology

No-makeup makeup

It’s easier to be oneself behind a mask to conceal the messy workings underneath.

But the shame in acting is suppressing the person that we are.

We can only mask our insecurity and vulnerability for so long until we yield to the unmasking powers of authenticity.

Honesty is liberating.

There is no stage nor carousel of personas worth acting for that disguises our real identity.

Being vulnerable and confident, fitting in and standing out–balancing the tension remains critical in stemming all the barefaced lies.

We’re better off with zero makeup so we can just be ourselves.  

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.