“We wear the mask that grins and lies – it hides our cheeks and shades our eyes.” – Paul Lawrence Dunbar
A man is sorely bitter, deeply frustrated, utterly sad, hopelessly unhappy but adorns well-tailored outfits and wears cheerful looks – to appear corporate and successful.
Is such one not a masquerade?
Masquerades are known to mask their faces, revealing frightful expressions.
Humans, likewise, are known to mask their faces, revealing pleasant, correct expressions. Like icebergs, they expose only a small part of themselves, and just the part they wish to show.
That means inside every person you know is a person you don’t know, and outside every person you see is a masquerade!