EXPERIENCING THE WORLD AS AN “ACTOR”
In the world of social media we are all performers; so beware:
Performers are more prone to mental illness precisely because of performance. When you act, you become. Fairly straight forward concept, you are, roughly, what it is you do. When you act as “not you” the very essence of said action detaches you from who you truly are. The pain of being what you’re not (especially for long periods of time) is unbearable to most humans.
As humans we can act abstractly, in a space that could easily be considered “not the real world” but in essence it is a very real world (the internet). And this world certainly is having consequences play out in the material realm.
In a world where everyone is acting (putting on an act); I’m referring mostly to the faux world of social media but this transcends into a(the) world where your “business personality” is staunchly different from the mask your wear at home, people are constantly spending valuable physiological resources to be something they are not; pretending.
We are seeing pain (in the form of mental illness and twisted being) in direct correspondence to the distance there is between the personality of the performance (who you’re pretending to be) and the true actor (who you are).
Let’s be real, let’s stop pretending; because the show is distorting the real world and the actors are suffering (exponentially more) through their vain attempts to save face.