How do we find a balance between our private selves and our public selves? This is a question that I not only dug into for my study, but also think about on a constant basis. It is human nature to act differently around certain types of people, but what is it that makes us do this? Is it the constant need to fit societies view as a “normal” person?
To approach my question I began by observing my friends. I would take note on how they acted around different people at different times and to my surprise each person had a slight difference in the way they acted in the group. I remember one occasion specifically when I noticed a change in one of my friends behaviors. We were at a party and my friend Kevin was approached by a girl. To my surprise, once again, Kevin actually succeeded in getting to know this girl. When he was by this girl he was very arrogant. When she walked away he was his “normal” dorky self again. In other words he put on a mask in order to try and gain control over a situation. In his case the situation was successfully picking up the girl. This particular observation helped me to realize that I am not the only person who puts on a mask to try and cover up aspects of myself that I don’t particularly want to share with others.
In my short clip I wanted to portray a man who never lets his true self show. He goes about his everyday life wearing a mask in order to keep his private life safe. This mask is not even close to being impenetrable though. It can crack at anytime leaving behind a piece of his private life. I believe that when the mask does break, a lesson should be learned from it. There is no point in hiding who you really are just to fit in. It is just an endless effort wearing these masks because in all actuality there really isn’t a normal person. There would be no meaning to life if everyone acted the same, dressed the same, and believed the same things. The most successful people in the...