Today I went to check my email before work, and I noticed one from a friend who was sending calendar events.
As I scrolled down to the bottom, I was bombarded by this persons business credentials in big bold letters. Maybe it’s just me, but I find this to be a little egotistical, I mean, I can completely understand these titles in a business environment, but to add these to personal letters or texts to friends, shows a huge lack of respect, in my opinion.
All I see is convenience, you just want to hurry and send an email, or text, and you don’t care, or want to take time to remove these credentials when talking to people personally. It’s just easier for people to keep them on no matter what is being sent, and to whom.
It reminds me of the animal kingdom when they are trying to attract a mate, one sex tries to impress the other sex by dances, showing off their vibrant colors, enlarging certain areas of their bodies, singing, and various other ways of getting their attention.
Apparently even us humans fall into this cycle of trying to impress others by physical attributes, or by our fancy titles; personally, I love the raw, simple people. The ones that aren’t afraid to show their faults, and don’t hide behind some part of themselves they are trying to sell, are usually the most loyal and loving of friends.
I’m not trying to put people down who do this, I’m just trying to show a different perspective of what some people may be thinking when this is done to them. When I send an email or text to my mom, I don’t add titles or anything fancy, she is my mom, and I am plain with her.
It just makes me feel that there is an ulterior motive when this is done to me, you are not talking to me to just talk to me, you are trying to sell your product to me, and this actually makes the whole conversation, even if it’s not about business, uncomfortable. Who wants to talk to someone who is not interested in them at all, but is more interested in making money off of them?
I love to blog, but I’m not in this to ‘sell’ myself, I never was and never will be a good salesman. I want to be myself with others, I want to express a genuine interest in people’s lives, and never fall victim to only caring for others to see what I can get out of it.
We all talk about being connected, and that we are all one, but is this what we really practice in our day-to-day lives? Or do we actually show disconnection from others in the name of money?
I am not telling people they have to be friends with everyone, that is not my point, my point is that we can either be real or fake with others, how we present ourselves is very fundamental and important in life. If someone want’s to sell me something then they should be upfront about it from the start.
What do you guys think? Do you think it’s fine that family and friends text or email their credentials, or does it bother you as well sometimes?
As I said, I am not trying to put others down, I’m just trying to express my thoughts about this topic, and to figure out why it bothered me so much this morning.