While being in the hotel in Marrakech I have come across some interesting people. One lady in particular struck me. She has the body, the presence, the wealth and the intelligence but beneath all that what I see is a lady who isn’t being true to herself let alone others. Our conversation about lavish lifestyle exhibited a need for her to advertise that she has done the glamorous restaurants and hotels. By no means am I saying a lavish lifestyle is bad or wrong because I too enjoy a fine meal or a top notch hotel. It is about the way something is communicated — the intent. It was what was happening beyond the conversation that gave me this impression. It was the way she walked, her head up high, her eyes and her body language that gave it away. She even felt the need to publicly expose her breasts to myself and others by the pool. In the environment of this hotel; its certainly not the norm. She is screaming for attention at all levels and she feels this attention can be gained through this frequent exposure. She walks around with her breasts exposed like she is in some kind of play. It has got me thinking — why do people pretend to be someone they are not? Why do people feel the need to show off? It’s a clear indication that they are insecure and are covering it up with the materialistic lifestyle and pursuits. However what I find amusing is covering up doesn’t actually conceal it so why do people do it? Now more than ever, I can pick up on what is fake, evil, insincere or false. It definitely helps when getting to know a new person to determine if they are pretentious, playing a role or are genuine. So next time when you meet someone new–look in their eyes, look at their walk, their movement etc. it tells you a lot about a person.
“It’s not what you say that tells me about you, it’s what you don’t say.” Komal Daswani
“Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.” Dalai Lama