Monday, May 16, 2011

Men and Women are mere Actors

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”

The very famous Shakespearan Quote. I just rephrased it as “All the world’s a stage and all men and women merely actors” .

When I look around , all of us are actors. We wear masks and act different in each circumstance. As a daughter, parent, sister, spouse, friend , colleague, we wear different masks.

The first thing that a child is taught is to act differently in front of guests, teachers etc. So, when these film actors do multiple roles in a film, we appreciate and applaud them. But a child not knowing that he is acting, behaves different with different people.

There is hardly any occasion when we get to wear a mask with which we were born. For me, the real me is the image created by my posts in my blog. Here, I have had no pretensions, no masks and have written as to what I feel and this is who I am.


Deeps said...

Great! A child, when taught by the parents to behave differently in different situations learns to fit the proper mask. But when he grows up, its upto him to have the wisdom and remove his masks and behave from a level of understanding...

chitra said...


I understand. What I convey is we wear masks all the time. I am sure your students would perceive you differently from your friends/family . At times, the two roles dont even resemble .