Are We All Just Acting Out?

Our lives as performance artists

Source

Tom throws himself face-down on the shop floor. He is three. The right age for a tantrum. He screws up his eyes and wrings out hot tears. Everybody else is acting out too. Only they call it life.

When a child like Tom cries for attention, his parents sigh. “What a performance,” they say. “He’s overtired.” “He had a hard day.”

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
✨ Bridget Webber

✨ Bridget Webber

5.4K Followers

Writer, former counselor, author, and avid tea drinker learning how to live well.