The Question We Should All Ask Ourselves After Watching Catfish: The TV Show

On Catfish: The TV Show, Nev Schulman set outs to discover the truth about peoples online relationships.

The Question We Should All Ask Ourselves After Watching Catfish: The TV Show

The general premise of the show if you haven’t heard of it before is that 2 people have been involved in an online relationship for some time but have never met.

They have probably exchanged hundreds of Facebook messages, text messages and maybe have spoken to each other on the phone, but they have never been face to face even using some kind of video chat such as Skype or Facetime.

The show endeavours to get them together to meet face to face.

Given that there is a TV show involved, it probably won’t surprise you to know that most of the time, one or sometimes both parties are not exactly who they have portrayed themselves to be.

It does make me wonder why.

Why would somebody pretend to be someone they are not?

The answer I suspect is a question of acceptance.

But does it really need to be this way?

We all have unique qualities that make us who we are.

The things we believe in.

The things we love to do.

It is the very reason that I was awake at 1:30am last Friday morning listening to the 1st practice session for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

I might sound slightly mad to be wanting to listen to cars going round a race track in the wee small hours when I probably should be sleeping, but I am a Motorsport fan and this is a part of who I am.

It is what makes me me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I know not everybody will be interested in the fact that I like Motorsport but everybody is different.

It would be boring if we were all the same wouldn’t it?

We all have individual things that we love and are loved for so shouldn’t we really embrace those and own who we really are?

As Oscar Wilde once said

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Are you really being you?

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Steve,

    Thank you for commenting on this post.

    I agree with you that it can be a bit of a risk owning who you really are but will trying to be someone else really make you happy? Maybe it will for some people and ultimately that is their choice.

    I know though I just want to be me.

    Jo

  2. I agree; the world would be so boring if we were all the same! Plus there’s always the chance that we could learn something new from someone with different interests, or discover new hobbies, or at least appreciate what they accomplish.

    Also, it makes me wonder about the people who hide who they are online, when they do eventually want to get together with the person they’re chatting with. I mean, at some point they have to realize that the truth will come out…right? Or maybe they just don’t think that far ahead?
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    1. Hi Caryn,

      Thank you for commenting on this post.

      I like your thought that because we all are different, we have the chance to learn from each other. It is so true. I love the fact that as people, we have always had the power to inspire others.

      Have a great weekend

      Jo

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