There is something about mirrors, that when you look at them, you are unsure of what you are seeing.
You know you should be seeing yourself, but somehow you don’t. You see yourself clearly, and yet you wonder why they can’t see you for who you are. There is a dissonance between your viewpoint and theirs. They have a different set of adjectives to describe you, and you have a different set of adjectives to describe yourself. Who is right? Who is wrong?
Do you truly know yourself, or are you deluding yourself into being someone you are not? Which is true? Which is false? When you stare at the mirror while wearing a mask, it will show you wearing a mask. It will not show your face when you are clearly wearing a mask.
The conflict between who is right and wrong will continue, even though there is nothing right or wrong about it. It’s all about perspective and acceptance. In order to reconcile the warring sides, you have to accept the fact that sometimes you see something that they don’t, and they see something that you don’t.
It’s not that they’re wrong about you, or you’re wrong about yourself. It’s just that a person is rarely so simple underneath the surface. A person shows different facets and sides. Human beings are complex creatures, sometimes they’re predictable, but often times they’ll surprise you. Generalization is a dangerous fallacy. Try to learn and see beyond what is obvious, maybe then you’ll understand.
People change. Feelings change. It’s no wonder that your reflection changes too.