Are you who you say you are?
The Japanese believe that you have three faces. The first face is the one you show to the world. The second face is shown to close friends and family. The third face is the one hidden from everyone. This can be said to be the truest reflection of who you are.
Everyone has sides of them that they do not expose to anyone, thus the third face can either be beautiful or ugly. The first face you show is the one expected of you from society, where you behave a certain way because society says this is the right way and this is the wrong way.
The second face is the one shown to family and friends. Some may think this to be who you really are, yet you're still weighed down by expectations and thus, you still have to behave a certain way and keep sides of you hidden. There is expectations of being a good daughter, son, husband, wife, father, mother, etc, and because of this you have to change some aspects of yourself, either for better or for worse.
The third face is the one you hide away from the world, but is said to be the one that truly reflects who you are. This face consists of your deepest thoughts, desires, and attitudes. I have heard too many times, that people prefer constantly being out, partying, getting drunk, etc because when they are by themselves, they are plagued by their thoughts and many do not want to think. However, the thoughts and feelings you have, that you hide away from others and yourself, they are also a part of you. These are the thoughts that make you want to break out into a sprint or scream your head off because you want to feel some form of freedom or some level of relief, thoughts of speaking out, against or for, certain ideals, ideologies, cultures, traditions, etc, but do not because majority will stand against you, thoughts that are hidden behind self depreciation, anxiety, depression, hurt, hate, drug, parties, alcohol. Your third face can either be astoundingly beautiful or exceptionally disgusting. This is the truest reflection of who you are as a person.
The thoughts and feelings that are hidden can build up, when something builds up, there is bound to be an explosion!