Person Response By Momo
Presented on: 6/18/15
What’s exposure? And to what extend is this exposure accountable? Is it really necessary for someone to expose themselves to others? Surely, to a certain extent, the concept that vulnerability can be strength makes sense, but we also need our self-esteem, don’t we?
When Crystalyn invited me to participate in her exposed series, I excitedly agreed. But, then, I started to question if I am qualified enough to do this project.
My name’s Hongmo, but I go by Momo. I escaped China and came to the United States for college four years ago. I love adventuring and hate people who are ignorant. Whenever I sneeze in public, I’d make it sound like a cough, just to avoid interacting with others.After my death, I’d like to be cremated and be sent to the outer space.
Most people portray me as this innocent, nice girl who is quiet and sometimes shy, which is partially right but completely wrong. Don’t twist it. What I meant is that I think it’s just too naive to describe someone with only a few words, since every individual is a complicated creature and is constantly changing.
Anyway, the fact that I’m misunderstood by a lot of people makes me think whether it is my problem of being too reserved or are people just too blind to see. I don’t really have a specific answer to that, unfortunately, but if I had to guess, I’d say it has to do with both, more or less. This fast-pace world has granted people plenty of reasons to be negligent which is very typical a thing that doesn’t need to be explained more here. And it’s irritating and frustrating to be misunderstood, but I can’t blame it all on others because when I examine me, I found that, a lot of times, I consciously selectively present myself, that I deliberately keep things away from people, from my friends, families, and my love.
Isn’t it a bit hypocritical for me to talk about exposure here with you? Truly, I don’t know that much about it, and all I can tell you that choosing to hide something isn’t necessarily wrong or bad, it’s just a choice. I think that if somebody feels the need to protect themselves by hiding or even lying in order to make it fit with who they intrinsically think that they are, if they are not hurting anybody, I think it’s okay.
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