The invention of telling the truth

I’m sure most of you have seen Ricky Gervais’ film, it wasn’t a masterpiece, but that’s not the point. The idea behind it was great, everyone was brutally honest, telling things as they were, no bs no nothing. Except Ricky. Ricky had the keys to the cookie jar.

I think the film is the exact opposite of what’s going on nowadays.

blog2Everything is a game and others look at you in a strange way if you refuse to play along. People carefully choose their words so that they don’t send out the wrong message, don’t leave the impression they’re too keen, too into someone; they put on a mask in order to be, or at least try to be, whatever they want – #confident, #not-in-love, #funny, #interested-but-don’t-want-you-to-know-that-Im-interested – so the real, honest moments are very rare.

Now..clearly I’m not saying that people should speak their mind in any circumstances. But maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss it as the wrong attitude. Life would be much easier if we wouldn’t always have to worry that if we say X, the other person is gonna look at us in a strange/different way from then on.

Of course playing games is a lot more interesting, and we wouldn’t enjoy the catch as much without the fun of hunting, but we risk getting to a point where we’re stuck playing games and thinking “what if’s”.


We are designed to be open, crazy, with lots of feelings and emotions (that of course applies if you’re not german..not that there’s anything wrong with being german, just sayin). So why not go for it?