Not.A) You think I am (I am not).
B) I think I am (I am not).
C) I think (you think (I am)).
I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am.
It means: I don’t care what you think I am.
True but at some point, you grow past needing to roleplay, unless one actually believes the hype about you from others.
Part of a healthy self-esteem is NOT being controlled by public whim. When it is, “the mean girls win” as it were.
Some people are probably impossible to escape from. Too far back in personal history.
Family is prime example.
Another example is an old group of friends.
A lot of that is falling into old habits, rereading old scripts, responding in patterned ways.
You can break past it but it takes having a solid sense of self and old friends + family can find the cracks you missed very easily.
If they have, then they’ve fallen into delusion. The role became them. Sad, really.
Adam West + that Captain Kirk guy always impressed me in that they freely mock this phenomenon by acting PRECISELY as anticipated, but you can see that twinkle in the eye: they’re onto us more than we to them.
Absolutely. It’s like being unable to look at the back of my head right now or inside of my stomach. Can’t see every perspective and belief fills in that gap.