I’ve read too many times that some RLSH feel like they’re a much better person in their RLSH persona, than they are in every-day life. Some have said they’re not proud of the person they are in civilian life.
That doesn’t make any sense at all. If you aren’t living up to the core of your RLSH persona in your every day life – WHY NOT?
Don’t your friends and family deserve all the best things within you? Is a little integrity too much to ask?
This quote drove it home for me a couple years back:
“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.” – Maya Angelou
I saw myself in that statement, and I began to consciously change this. I’m not a perfect wife, mother, or sister but my family – the core of my life deserves all of my best.
You can’t be a rotten person at home (or at work) and later put on a mask and try to “make up for it” out on the street. Be who you are, every minute of the day.