Do you ever care about what people think about you? What your image looks like to others? I think if we’re honest, most of us would say we do. But the real question might be – is the image people see, and who I really am, the one and the same?
Kim Kardashian was in the news a few weeks ago for an interview she did with Oprah, talking about a new relationship. In the interview she said something interesting that was quoted a lot on radio. Here’s what she said:
“If someone were to look at me, they see rich girl, parties all day, sex tape, parties at night, you would think this crazy wild person for me. I hardly drink, I go to church on Sundays, every Sunday, I mean I’m so far removed from my image. That is a part of me though, that all happened, that all is me, but there’s such a different side…”
My first thought was, how can you be satisfied with an image that isn’t you? But what she said also reminded me of an experience I had several years ago when I attended a speaker’s training in Atlanta for my job. I was one of the youngest there. Everyone else participating in the sessions were high-level business executives, ready to improve their speaking to make the next deal, to take their leadership to the next level. I was certainly the only one there to try and improve my speaking for ministry. I was an odd duck – and it showed.