It’s so easy to be caught in the trap of keeping up appearances:
- The way you do your hair each morning
- The amount of time you spend putting on makeup
- The cost & style of your clothes/shoes/bag
- The car you drive
- The laptop you use at work
- The house you own
- The way your house looks (inside/outside)
- The schools you went to
- The schools your kids go to
- How knowledgable you are about any given topic
- The type of restaurants you eat at (and refuse to eat at)
- The drinks you choose
- The people you hang out with (and those you choose not to)
- The company you work for
- Your title at work
- Your previous successes
- The achievements of your kids
- How far you ran/swam/rode your bike
- The amount of time you train each week
- The length & difficulty of the race you completed
- The books you’ve read & can quote
- The activities you participate in
Isn’t it all a bit tiring?
Who is it that you’re trying to impress? When it comes down to it, isn’t this just vanity? Pride? Yet, here you are investing heaps of your time/money/attention into these activities.
So… What’s this investment given you in return lately?
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