Attempting to read the thoughts of others, especially the people that you do not know very well, is a futile endeavour. If people were books it would be a compilation of lies and contradictions written in broken English because most of it wouldn’t make any sense. There would be a few pages of honesty but those pages would be written in almost microscopic font and located on page 1048559 so chances are you would never get to them.
I’ve always believed that people were full of shit but only recently have I realized that people are playing a role for their entire waking lives. The smile on their face and the absence of any indication of conflicting and melancholic thoughts is a charade. I think I get it…life kind of sucks but displaying negativity isn’t going to help so let’s always play pretend. Some people won’t even stop pretending on their online life.
This is a reason why you should never make decisions based on what you think other people are thinking or doing because you don’t really know what’s going on. It’s like basing your knowledge on a book that was poorly researched and written by a liar.
How pathetic will you feel if you base your life decisions and beliefs on the opinions of others only to discover in the future that even they stopped believing what they were preaching?