The word mask is described as an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment.
However, the mask that I am talking about here is an emotional mask. It can affect how individuals see themselves in the mirror; how they believe other people see them, and how they feel about themselves and their capabilities.
And this mask might have very little to do with who one actually is. This is a mask that has typically been formed through the interactions and experiences one has with other people. And based on these two aspects, one then comes to the conclusion of who they are.
If this mask has been worn all of one’s life, it might not even seem like a mask anymore. Like a real face, it would appear to be real and who one is.
A parasite has to rely on the sustenance of another to survive and this emotional mask is no different. However, what keeps the emotional mask in place, is fear.