You may be thinking, Brant shut your mouth, you can’t be invisible. Superpowers don’t exist and you definitely weren’t victim to being exposed to high levels of radiation or a spider bite.
While all of this is true, I took on a social experiment to see what is was like to be invisible. Invisibility comes in many forms, however. My focus was to remain who I am and not disappear from the world, but take on another persona through my writing.
Ah! So almost like a pen name or a pseudonym. Not quite. I took on assignments as a ghost writer writing on behalf of individuals and companies.
With this, I act like I am someone and publish articles that in no way attach to my name or my character. No one knows I write for them and no one knows they have a writer creating material for them to give to those that follow them.
These names are household names and often times seen on tv, but I am writing in a way that gives no obvious signs of me being in place.
It’s interesting you see, I have the ability to be multiple personalities without being diagnosed as such. I’m not sick, I’m not clinically insane, I’m not even a fiction writer (yet). I’m just a ghost writer with no face except for those whom I write for.
What I learned from this experience, and this ongoing test, is that you as an individual are a collection of your beliefs, experiences, and norms, but that is almost exclusively shaped by the environment you place yourself in.
I write for individuals and companies and take on a very different voice from who I think I am. It’s interesting to think that your personality can change dependent on whom your writing to, writing about, and writing for.
This is an important message to understand because it can apply to your life very easily. I write today to encourage you to be the person who you want to be, not the person who you think you are. Who you think you are is a collection of others influence on you, while who you want to be is solely dependent on what you focus your thoughts on.
Being invisible is interesting. It’s taught me more about seeing myself than any amount of social exposure fee could have.
If you missed last week on “Why the color yellow taught me psychology” , click here!
Wishing you all an amazing day and as always,
“There are no such things as strangers, just friends we’ve yet to meet.”