I don't think the opposite of superficiality is necessarily being "REAL", especially when it comes to people. I think circumstances make all of us who we are and superficiality, just as much as realness, is impossible to quantify when experiences, contexts, and life is forever changing. I occasionally fall into the trap of being superficial. I'm a theoretically independent woman but I still need a hero. I look in the mirror some days and wish I was prettier. I buy things I don't need. I lie about how I'm really doing so people think I have it all together. I can be superficial!!! But is that a bad thing? No. Because if superficiality is always at the bottom of the ladder, then only growth can follow...
TheRealMimi TheRealMimi
31-35, F
2 Responses Feb 24, 2010

Barring fanatical asceticism, what we so abhor, is not superficiality in and of itself at all, but superficiality to the exclusion of all else.

Thanks so much. I really really really needed to hear that today!