Yesterday I met some older women who talked about how much they need to fake in their everyday lives. They moved from bigger cities to a small village in the middle of nowhere. They told me how they have to adopt a certain way of speaking (no foreign words), make sure that they fake to get up at 7AM (the neighbours are watching and will call you out if you are up after midnight or sleep in longer, this includes weekends), never cook the stuff they want when neighbours are around (no fancy or foreign stuff, nothing vegetarian), how they avoid certain topics to not offend the “redneck-like” neighbours and to not be seen as the weirdos. It is really depressing. All of those reasons why I never want to live in a village again and women who had some very fullfilled lives tell me how they fake it every day to not be excluded from society. They also said that they have to break out every few weeks to go to a big city, because otherwise they couldn’t bear it.
Isn’t it depressing? I wouldn’t want to live like that. I wouldn’t want to pretend.