3/06/2008

Being real

I have this friend who is way too concerned about being real. If you don't know what I mean, I'm trying to say he wants to let people know he is his own person with his own identity and he is not trying to be anybody else. What he doesn't get is that its not about having your own seperate identity. When was it bad to try to be someone who appears to have a good life plan? I believe that being real is being a gentleman. comments anybody?

4 comments:

Matthew N. Petersen said...

I appreciate your statement that we should imitate people who have it--Jesus says as much when He says everything He does is imitation of the Father--but I do wonder, was Jesus much of a gentleman?

To put a more fine point on it, is God a gentleman? If not, is Chesterfield more "real" than God?

Evan Gunn said...

i suppose i have not thought on it long enough. But in short every man should be a gentleman and it would be nice for every man to be "real", and so I think you could obtain just that by being a gentleman.

Michalangela said...

Being real is being honest. I think, though I like gentlemen, they are not the example of somebody who was "real." I do agree with you about imitation, that's where you learn the most. In any art, job, subject, whatever, you imitate what is excellent, what came before you. Then you find your own certain individualistic twist on that. But no man is completely individual or independent.

RespectMyAuthorita said...

I am actually.