We all wear masks. Whether we admit it or not. Whether we like it or not. Whether we are aware of it or not and no matter how much you deny it, you do wear a mask(s). At home, at work, with friends, with people you meet for the first time, when you are up for a job interview, when you need something, when you meet with law enforcement, when you are in trouble, when you are with family.
The only time you do not wear a mask is when you are by yourself and in some cases when you do have those loved ones you can trust wholeheartedly. Otherwise it’s one mask off, another one on. We change them more frequently than we change clothes and it is the same way in most places. No surprises for me when I see a person who seems to let the mask slip in a moment of vulnerability and/or perceived solitude or due to fatigue or exhaustion.
It’s up to us to look behind the mask, beyond the face shown and see who the person really is.