Don't Be Glass


This is a response to the one-word prompt “Glass” by “The Daily Post.”

As you go about you life, what are you? Are you glass; that is are you pretty to look at but shatter real easily? This is a question that all of us needs to answer for ourselves in today’s society, where people are so concern with their image and the image of others. The way most people in today’s world are so focused on how they are perceived and perceive others leaves one only with a very thin outer layer that well may look pretty at first glance; does not take much to break. When this layer breaks because there is nothing of substance underneath, one’s whole life can come crashing down. It is never a good thing nor pretty.

This is because the thin layer that one has built up for themselves represents everything for them, there is nothing else. This is not the case when one has a firm foundation of what makes them, them underneath the layer of glass. Think  of the layer of glass as like one’s skin; without bones, muscles, and tissues and such there is nothing to support the skin. So to, is it with the glass of one’s life and personality.

It is one thing to have a glass outer shell to make everything look nice and put together, but only if everything actually is. When one focuses so much on building up and maintaining their glass shell, they become shallow and hollow beings with not much inside them. But when there actually is substance under the glass shell, the beauty is so much more profound. There actually is something there.

So what are you as a person, are you made of glass or is it just an outer shell with substance beneath that gives you depth in life? Are you just pretty to look at but not much else there or is there depth to you? Is there something more to you than just the glass outer shell? What ever it is you are, don’t be glass!

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