I used to think insecurity was to blame, but now I see that the whole damn social code is a disease. America isn't number one by selling cars or bottling wine, America is a "service" country. And when it comes to judgement day, the biggest fool is he who doesn't have at least 12 teeth showing when he smiles, the biggest idiot is the one who doesn't have a scripted list of meaningless things to say when he's forced to make small talk. When did pretending become so popular? I swear the next time I go shopping and someone asks me how I'm doing, I'm going to tell them the truth. None of that "fine, thank you" bullshit that seems to always roll off the tongue.
I wish to God people said what they felt. I wish that after a 45 minute interview, the man or woman before you had the courage to tell you the truth instead of sending you an email. I wish women wouldn't wear so much blush. I wish men wouldn't drink to pretend that they are happy.
I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here. Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness, give me truth. If I could have any superpower in the world, it would be this iridescent wisdom.
There is nothing profound or poetic in these words. I am lost.