I was browsing reddit earlier today, when I came upon a quote.
The Japanese say you have three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.
This is slightly oversimplified, yet still true. The concept of putting on a “front” for strangers is nothing new, to me anyways. I see people doing it all the time. I do it myself. It’s just part of human nature.
Whatever the case, I thought about it on my run today.
When I am running, and deep in my element, I feel my third face comes out. My true, wild nature. Swashbuckling and brash.
Maybe that’s why running is so amazing.
Sidenote: I can’t find the source of this quote anywhere. Perhaps I am just circulating more fictional Japanese proverbs. Oh well.