Yes, this is my third installment on Big Fat Fakers. I just had to post agian because, WOW, I am constantly amazed at the lengths to which people will go to create virtual lives for themselves. I just don't get it. Mental illness is all I can think of as a reason that anyone would do such things like pretending to be a celebrity, or the mom of a celebrity or making up double profiles to talk to themselves to try to legitmize their ruse. It makes no sense otherwise.
Do people honestly think that regular (dare I say normal) people believe their lies? Do they think we can't see through the facade? Fakes are pretty easy to spot. If someone suddenly starts posting in a 'voice' that is not their own, it is fairly simple for those of us who read often to see that it did not come from the person who claimed to have written it. Pictures taken from celebrity websites are pretty easy to spot too. It doesn't take someone with a 150 IQ to figure out that a picture has been lifted.
Bottom line is people can tell when we are not being genuine, just like in real life, intuition tells us that things just don't add up. It only takes a few clicks of the mouse a lot of times to drill down on a fake and their fakery*. It really irritates me to know that people think the average PC user is stupid enough to fall for their fakery. I know I'm not fooled and most of my friends aren't either, of course I do surround myself with the smartest women on this site, so that probably explains it.
I just wish people valued themselves enough to be real. I really wish they could just see the special uniqueness that is within them so they wouldn't feel the need to hide behind the fakery. It really is sad.
For all you fakers out there - if you are mentally ill, get some help, it is out there. Seriously. If you are not mentally ill, then get a life. We don't want to contend with your fakery. Seriously, you aren't fooling anyone but yourself anyway.
* I know fakery is not a word, but I like it anyway, so I declare it a word in this post.
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