IS ANYONE OUT THERE TIRED OF PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE ELSE JUST TO TRY TO DO WELL ON STEEMIT?

in steemit •  2 years ago 

Do I really have to let another creepy bug crawl on me just to try to get paid on here?


What do you guys think, is anyone tired of putting up a front here on steemit? Is it getting harder and harder to try to fake it through a post? I share a bit of my recent thoughts in this vlog, but I'll type out a few below after the video.

WHO ARE YOU?

IS PAPA REALLY FAKING IT?

No, and that was my point. My question wasn't "is anyone else tired of pretending?" it was "is anyone tired of pretending?" Because, if they are, it may be best just to quit. I don't mean it may be best to quit steemit, but rather to quit pretending. Also, It doesn't just work on steemit, but in life too.

There is no need for anyone to "wish they were like @papa-pepper" and then go get bit in the face by a snake.

You see, whether it is planting my garden, teaching my @little-peppers, loving life with @mama-pepper, or me out in the wild enjoying the creatures, I'm just being me. It's the same me that I was before steemit ever came out, and it's the same me that'll be living this same life years from now (Lord willing.) I'm not putting on a show or faking anything, I'm just enjoying what I enjoy and sharing it through video, photos, and writing here on steemit.

I think that too many in life (and therefore by default on steemit as well) spend way too much time pretending to be something or someone that they are not. They may spend a lot of money on expensive clothing so that they will "look cool" enough to convince others that they "are cool." If you understand peppers at all, you'll know that @papa-pepper just isn't concerned with "cool." It is not the way of the pepper.

Did you guys see that awesome shirt that I'm wearing in that photo? Yeah, I think that it cost about $2 USD at Wal-Mart. Pretty cool, huh? Oh yeah, let's not forget my sweet ride with the amazing paint job.

Okay, so it does have the logo going for it, but the peeling white on grey is not what most would choose. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not bragging about not bragging, I'm just saying that this is who I am. I'm more than a shirt, and more than a truck. I won't be standing next to the neighbor's sweet ride pretending it's mine, even if my neighbor eventually gets a sweet ride.

YOUR TURN!

In my time on steemit, I've met a lot of REAL people. Sometimes, I even drive over to their houses and eat the larvae of hornets with them, just to make sure that they are real people.


@xtrodinarypilot

Unfortunately, I can't do that with everyone, can I? No, sometimes I just have to settle for playing with balloons on their couch, or at least trying to play with balloons with them.


@dwells

Since we can't all just hang out offline and be real together, perhaps we should be real here. I honestly think that there is no way as many people would be enjoying my posts if it wasn't for me just being real and sharing life here.

I know that some of you may be thinking that playing with snakes and balloons is more entertaining than what you are up to in your life. Though it may be more entertaining, opinions vary. Check out @jaybird sometime. Right now, he is mostly making sandwiches or music. Those are some of the things that he is enjoying in life right now, and he is having fun sharing those things here on steemit with the rest of us.

I went back into the blog history of @jaybird a bit, and I have to admit, I don't think that he is pretending to make sandwiches. I think that he is really doing it, and doing it well. In fact, just like I encourage others to take photos of the plants and animals around them in my weekly Combination Photography Contest @jaybird is actually running a Steemit Sandwich Contest. I appreciate @jaybird being real and enjoying himself while he is just being himself so much that I've actually been donating some SBD to help fund his contest for some time now.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

I feel like I know a lot of you now, and I appreciate that. Hopefully, many of you are getting to know me more too. On the platform steemit is a community of steemians and that community grows bigger and stronger by our relationships. Whoever you actually are, I'm glad that you are here, and I'm glad that you have this opportunity that steemit provides along with the rest of us. It's a great thing to be a part of.

So, whether it is snakes or sandwiches, just be yourself. That crazy big stick insect in the cover photo and vlog was a gift that someone gave to me. I'm not sure how many of you have ever received a giant bug as a gift, but the only reason that I ever did was because I am real. I really like creatures like that, and people really know that I do. Therefore, sometimes when they see an interesting one, they let me know.

The same thing is true for the pygmy rattlesnake in that video. People not only know what @papa-pepper is really about, and they even support it!

I guess that the only thing that you may still really want to know is if I am actually @papa-pepper, or if I just created that alias for steemit. Perhaps this original music video from 2013 may put those questions to rest.

Sure, I may have spelled my name differently back then, but it's still me. For real!

As always, I'm @papa-pepper and here's the proof:


proof-of-papa-just-being-papa-with-a-big-old-bug-on-him



Until next time…

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As someone dealing with loads of problems of insecurities in the past, I agree with you on so many levels. There's no day like today and no one like you, and I honestly believe that being yourself is the best that you can you. I love how you've written this post, and I'm farely new to your blod, but it seems to be really interesting! All the best

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As someone dealing with loads of problems of insecurities in the past, I agree with you on so many levels.

I'm glad that you made such an honest statement here. I think that we all have at least insecurities in our pasts, and the sooner that we can accept and embrace who we are, the easier it'll be to just be us!

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less psychological insecurities, and more steem backed crypto-securities!

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As they say in hispanic countries....

jajaja.

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wow, that was one frickin' huge stick bug! in the spirit of "being real", that's all I've really got to add right now, except I very much agree with the other things you wrote as well, though I think I'll just leave the larvae of hornets to you! :)

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I'm with you on the hornet larvae.

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To be genuine is to be free. It's easy to be a genuine fake. Everyone does it, and it's probably a big cause of unhappiness in our world.

We all wear masks here and there, but it is important to remain aware of staying true within those social identities.

Thanks for your wisdom as always @papa-pepper.

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Anything is better than allowing the State run sites win without objection

As usual @papa-pepper, I am happy to read another great post by you! You're right, I keep trying to tell everyone this too... my whole mantra here is "do what you would be doing anyway" If people like it, AWESOME! That definitely doesn't hurt me at all but if they don't, well, then it's not heartbreaking because I a) enjoyed doing it and/or b) would have done the same thing regardless. I don't know anyone who had succeeded (long term) while faking it... eventually it wears you down.
I used to be such a little princess, wanna-be-cool-girl nightmare, faking every second of my day with the most expensive clothes and makeup available, working jobs where I sold my soul and now, you'll find me barefoot, in charity shop clothing, my hair dried from the wind, my face free from years of being stuffed full of chemicals and I am living a life I love and I love being able to share that life here. I see great potential for this platform and for people like you who are on here, breathing their souls to the world... I would wish you success, but success already comes to you for this very reason. Sending love to you, even though you're slightly too far away for me to come and play in the garden with you. Though, let it be known, I am definitely game for a 'pepper-off' (eating spicy peppers off the plant) one day should the opportunity strike to prove I am real ;)
Have a wonderful day! Thanks for this post <3 (Oh wow, my reply is quite long... ;) )

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Sure, a long reply, but a real one that blesses me to read. A lot of very good points are made there, and I thank you for sharing them.

I'll upvote your comment too so that more can read it!

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Im glad i could upvote your comment with 10 cents to get it up past $2.00 !

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Aww thank you for that <3 I am hoping it inspires a bit. I know I would have loved to be told to just me be back when I wasn't being me :P

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Badd Assery !!! UPVOTED and Following YOU now too ! very nice comment ! It just feels so damn good to be REAL don't it ? Thats REAL life !

Read More, Reason More ... JTS

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Hahaha YES! After years of being 'not' real, I am very much enjoying being able to allow myself the freedom to be me! Happy to hear you've unleashed that in yourself as well <3 I am happy to see we've not all turned into bots yet ;)

"eat the larvae of hornets with them"

You are a true mountain man sir.

Well said on everything else. I have also found that less attempting to please everyone and more being "real" is generally for the better.

Assuming you aren't a nut-job or a sociopath, there is probably a click out there that (the proverbial) you will fit right into. Actually, even nut-jobs might be OK. Heck, they might be at an advantage.

Poppa does work better for a hip-hop spelling. I think we've found your new catch-phrase: Papa-pepper make it rain. Epic video, should be in a time capsule somewhere. Totally worth a full upvote.

No pretending here. I love what I do :)

a very good post. thank you for sharing your story, success always friends!

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I am tired of pretending to be a somewhat overweight 61-year-old with a dead-end job that's sucking the soul out of me.

I will go back to being a wildly successful international man of mystery.

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Sounds like a good plan for action!

For some its all about 'fake it until you make it'. Personally, I think you're doing a good job being genuine and spreading the Steem(it) love around here!

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I try to set a good example and I honestly can't be anyone else, so genuine it is!

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@papa-pepper being the first to donate (1,000 Steem) to @darthnava 3 months ago proves this for me!
Steem remembers!

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YES...

when I asked Papa about this... his reply was simple & to the point... paraphrased below:

"It just seemed like the right thing to do..."

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LOL, is that what I said?

Papa-Pepper, you can drive over to my house any day and and eat hornets larvae with me. He he, classic. Nice post, I also believe Steemit will be much better for people just being who they are.

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Thanks for that @kate-m! Let me know if you find a nest!

Really awesome post Pappa , I think being fake is to prominent in todays times, I'm personally happy knowing at a young very age that being fake won't get me any place good any time soon. Pretending won't make anyone happy in any situation no matter what.

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Yeah, I thought it would be a good time to make a post like this. Let's encourage those being real to keep it up, and encourage those faking it to stop.

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100% AGREE !

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yeah a few people are really milking the reward pool and their posts are kind of vague and lame ....whatever though i can't really judge some might think my posts might be vague or lame but I try to wait until I have a real thought but now I have too many ideas and I have a big list of them and now Im just feeling anxiety like from school as if I have a massive list of tasks to finish and i Have to eventually start doing them but yeah I like how I have no due dates but i do try to do a post everyday so I really do have at least that due date I do follow but even sometimes I am late with that and skip a day, but the school thing, man, wow i just now realized thats whats going on with me at least, maybe others were conditioned to write a certain way from school and having to write a lot of essays all the time, i even had teachers telling me to just bullshit my way through school and learn to be good at bullshitting because only the best bullshitters end up winning,...well that teacher was pretty cynical...but yeah writing is a trip!
Imagine thinking of steemit posts like homework

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Hahaha that music video. You are multi-talented sir 😉

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Glad that you like it! And was way before steemit!

I've been following you for a little bit, and I enjoy your posts but don't often reply, as I see how many comments you receive, and don't want to inundate you with more of the same... but I just need to stop in and say THANK YOU! There are so many out there, faking it, pretending for the sake of what others might think, both in the "real world" and here on steemit. And I think we could use a lot more authenticity, and self-acceptance. I hope we will start seeing more of a shift in thinking, where instead of trying to be cool, people will just be themselves. Because not giving a s*#% what other people think, and being authentic to yourself is cool, and I think, ultimately makes us feel the most happy and fulfilled in life. And isn't that what everyone wants?

THIS! This is the second brilliant post I have read this morning. I wish I had more upvote power because you guys deserve it.

This is so important! I am new to steemit, and one of the first things I read about was to always be myself. It's a good thing, because I don't know how to be anyone else, and if I tried, I would probably fail miserably. People are just more interesting when they are truly being themselves.

Hi there!

I am new to your blog, but I got a kick out of this one!! Made me laugh. And it's so true. There are so many people out there that "hide" behind their screens, and its so easy to make one picture's story so dramatic even when it is so far from the truth. Social media is funny like this...

Just wanted to say, its great that you put your life out there for the public to read about :D Keep being awesome!

xox

Stephanie

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Thank you! I'm glad that you got a kick out of it. I try to have a point and make a point, but I like to have fun along the way. Thanks again!

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I don't pretend because I did not come here with the idea or intent of making money or getting rich speculating in bitcoin. I heard Steemit and Dtube was a place where Free Speech was welcomed without the censorship that is happening with Youtube, facebook twitter, patreon, paypal and even google. Shutting down people for saying anything the left might disagree with. I wasn't getting paid by any of those platform, but others were, so if they were able to be paid somehow. I was OK with that.

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Free speech is important, so I'm glad that you made it over!

Ha, love those big awesome bugs. Don't get em like that around these parts (UK). But a very important message. I'm really happy to be involved with some awesome steemers, who I know personally through being here, and who have encouraged me to become and active member of #promo-steem and #promo-uk. I'm talking about the dynamite @stephenkendal, @starkerz, @ashleypeat and through doing @minnowmentor awesome folk like @gmuxx, @sammosk and @eturnerx, and many others, and realising that the great thing about these guys is that they are who they both online and offline. Some I've met in person, some on the phone, some on discord, and I think they're all top quality folks who couldn't be as good as they are if they were pretending!

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the great thing about these guys is that they are who they are both online and offline.

I agree! I've met a good handful of steemians so far, and talked to many more on the phone. I'm glad that you like the bugs too!

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You almost gave me heart failure with that little snake when he bit you the first time. He was an angry little guy, wasn't he? I am not afraid of them and I try to let bygones be bygones.

Although I prefer a car without the grey and white pattern, with logo, if you please... I have to admit that it says something that you take good enough care of the car to make it last to that stage. Am I right? :)

I will not even get into the wasp larvae. That just makes you a gross pepper for the moment. I heard you asking if it would sting. That made me pause a moment and decide I wouldn't do it. Not even in hunger. Unless I was dying. Maybe.

I have no words for your balloon buddy. But, he did get it going. Finally. Now, of course, I need to go to the store and try it, all the while replaying the pepper.

Again. Keep your snakes!

The pop-video was priceless. Only real people would show that. :))

You are one cool dude and I thoroughly enjoy your posts. I read them all the time and decided I needed to put in my two cents if I am enjoying them and spending the time reading them. I will say that finding real on the internet is hard sometimes. I thought you were supposed to be who you are until I met the internet. Oh! I have been severely disappointed that being better or someone else feels right to them. Better than what? Nobody can do me better than me. I appreciate watching the world of pepper and I can see by the responses here that this is a hot topic for many. I gotta be me. It's all I know. I am pleased to see that you are comfortable in your own skin! It fits well.

You are real - and I didn't even have to see it on Facebook.

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Looks like someone watched ALL the video! Thanks for that, and I am glad t hear that you like watching the world of pepper.

That is a really important topic which is related to our whole western society... I read a nice book from Erich Fromm "Having or Being" - he writes about the "marketing-character" - Google it - I think you will understand what he means and how it relates with what you wrote. Greetings from Austria, Martin

This is exactly why you are a Steemit Hero. Eternal wisdom from a man just being him self.

Blessings~*~

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Your going to get flagged with spam like that.
Trying to inform you before it happens.
Good luck.

Keep it real. Yes. It's important to be authentic. I am still a newbie, but it seems to me that Steemit allows some people to actually discover their true selves, and what they really feel and stand for.

As someone dealing with loads of problems of insecurities in the past, I agree with you on so many levels. There's no day like today and no one like you, and I honestly believe that being yourself is the best that you can you. I love how you've written this post, and I'm farely new to your blod, but it seems to be really interesting! All the best

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Why would you copy someone else's reply?

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ha! wow.... Case and point eh?

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This one totally cracked me up :)

I was just reading a post about morons who spam, and the comments included a bunch of spam comments.

And then I was talking about people who just do posts for money and was using you as example of a person who does their own thing and does way better than the fakers anyway.

And now you have done a post about it! - Nice one...

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please dont just copy the reply of @i69withyourmumii or is there some explanation for why you did that? is that your second account or something???

I am so scared of snakes. A venomous snake bit my mother when i was about 5 years old and luckily for me she survived it.

work very well
I love it and love to follow you
vest plz follow me @mudatnad and give me want value from esteem.t
thank you

a lot of youngstas in steemit think ..."fake it till you make it"...actually that's a generation motto I believe... the problem is that they migrate the money outside steemit and not actually invest in steem...we could have been over the 2 $ threshold .. I dont know... but what I know is that is mad rap skills lol

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I'm glad that you liked the video! Seems like a long time ago now!

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ol' skool is never ol' .. :P

Thanks @papa-pepper i'll never eat hornet larva for money again!

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LOL!

Papa... You ARE the REAL Deal... and that is why so many are attracted to Your Posts...

You also Give people HOPE... There have been many examples where You faced problems, dilemmas... BUT You always find a WAY to make things better...

Like myself, most here on Steemit are City dwellers and Your homestead is a "Breath of Fresh Air" that allows others to see that almost anything can be accomplished IF we have the will to do it... You've shown this so many times...

Thank You for Being the Person that You are...

Still dealing with the after-effects of Hurricane Irma... but am Grateful the boat & I survived...

Cheers !!

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Glad to hear that you are safe, and thank you for your kind words!

@papa-pepper One Awesome post. Faking is no solution, even if one does, I believe, eventually it may lead to guilty, if you are a human!?
Therefore, just be yourself, come what may!!!
Cheers!

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I certainly don't doubt that you are being you @papa-pepper.... but sometimes when I see cool critters in my yard I pretend I'm @papa-pepper for a bit... By the way, that looks like an awesome gift

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LOL - You can pretend for a little bit!

I think it would be very energy consuming to pretend to be someone else. I've never thought about it as a valid option for myself, even though it meant I hardly had any friends. Being my true self, I was quite happy to enjoy me-time. And hey, now I have an awesome guy who likes my true self! I don't pretend to be something I'm not on Steemit either. Maybe I could gather bigger upvotes and more followers if I did, but honestly, I'd just get like... a Steemit burnout! Nah, rather just do what I enjoy and hope others enjoy what I write about.

I know plenty of people in this world pretend a lot. I know I shouldn't let it bother me much, but it annoys me sometimes to see someone get away with it and get ahead in life aswell! I know it'll probably catch up with them (or make them miserable in private), but it still annoys me. Most people don't see through it.

Anyway, best to surround yourself with real and honest people and just do what you love! Nice post mister pepper! I did not watch your video though, because I hardly ever have my volume on :-)

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No problem on skipping the video, you got the point. I guess this means that you really are "playful" and a "foodie" huh?

Thanks for being real and for being you! It's a job no one else can do!

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Hah, yeah that was a hard name to come up with! It was originally thought up for my Wordpress blog, which would be about gaming and food, two of my three main interests. It took a looooong time to find a name that wasn't taken anywhere. I'm happy with it :D

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I think that it's a good one. It's fun, original, and gives people a bit of a "taste" of what you're about!

Never doubted you being real, others. yeah a few. You're like me you stick to what you do best and that's being you.

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Interesting videos. You are so right about being fake. My children went to school with a "bottle blond" girl who also had a fake personality and they all called her "the frosted fake" which struck me as being very funny.

Upvoted. I'm going to resteem this now :)

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I guess that the only thing that you may still really want to know is if I am actually @papa-pepper, or if I just created that alias for steemit. Perhaps this original music video from 2013 may put those questions to rest.

hopefully i can follow your trail @ papa-pepper.

A while back I was sitting opposite someone on the tube in London, and this guy had about 10 shopping bags with him - from Cartier, Louis Vuitton and all these fancy brands. And he had tons of bling jewellery on and a massive gold watch and all that. And so I just thought 'whatever, guess he likes shopping'.

But then I looked again and I realized that all the bags were frayed at the edges and had loads of scuffs and marks - they weren't actually new bags from the shop that day, they were old. And then I peeked inside the bags and I saw that they just had some old cloths in them - no wrapping, nothing new.

And I realized that this guy was just travelling round trying to look rich - for no purpose other than that, at least as far as I could see

Made me a bit sad as I sat there wearing my Havaiianas and t-shirt.

But I like that STEEMIT is, or can be if you choose, totally anonymous. I think that I am perhaps a bit more real as a result. Kind of like being drunk, it makes it easier to speak your mind

Cheers

Holbein81

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Yes, those who wish to remain anonymous can also enjoy that freedom here, and be able to speak freely.

A great post as always, and I have to say I have never thought of you as pretending or fake in anyway, for me you come across just as a guy who shares his life and what he is doing and passionate about in a very straight forward way, and I say keep it up

I try to be honest here all be it through my photos, I am not comfortable in front of a camera so there will be few or non photos or videos of me, but my passion is getting out taking photos and trying to improve the quality of the photos I get as I go along

I may write the odd bit about my thoughts about a photo or place but generally let my photos do the talking as I think I am better at photos than I am at talking :)

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Well my friend, a true photographer knows what side of the camera to be on! Thanks for sharing.

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LOL thats the excuse i use for no selfies :)

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Good!

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Sorry I ignore spam comments like this

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Please forgive my wrong way.
I just joined in steemit, and get the wrong advice from a friend.
i will try the right way.
thanks for advising me :-)

Greetings from me.

Regard. .

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OK cheers good luck and have fun on here

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ok @tattodjay :-D

Thanks You :-D

Good morning. I'm not tired of keeping it real since all photos, stories and all contents made by me. I would assume some people might be getting tired of putting our best foot forward with little appreciation. I understand that we; content writers, are individual miners and mining steem can be very slow and painful.

However, those came prepared with plenty of SP do very well here. So, yes, creativity might fizzled for some trying to earn without much invested and no cool kids as your Steemit friends.

That's my 2 cents....sense! Have a wonderful day. Aloha!

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It can be a slow process, but we have an opportunity if we continue. Aloha!

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Absolutely. I'm not complaining. I really enjoy it here and yes, you got some crazy stuff to share; which are funny and crazy but that is the true papa-pepper. You stay that way; you hear?!!!

Just speaking for some frustrating posts I read sometimes, is all. Aloha!

I think what a lot of people fail to realize when they start pretending is how hard it is to KEEP pretending.

Once you invent a fake persona, you have to keep it going, keep the illusion from flaking off (like the paint on papa's truck). Eventually you either become the persona for real, or you are found out and scorned.

Why not just be yourself and express your varied interests? we all gotta eat, so a guy making sandwiches has appeal. There is something interesting about even the person who considers themselves to have nothing to share. Steem gives us an opportunity to find what that is, share it, and be rewarded for sharing.

Kudos for continuing to be you @papa-pepper! You are a great example for people to point to in showing that doing what you love and sharing it with others works!

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keep the illusion from flaking off (like the paint on papa's truck)

LOL - Nice one man! Very valid point and excellent illustration!

That was the largest walking stick I have ever seen! I remember taking a deceased rhinoceros beetle to Mail Boxes Etc., to ship to my friends in Indiana. You should have seen the look on the woman's face when she opened the box after asking me what I was sending, and I told her, a bug.

I live in the South and our bugs come in the XXL here. This beetle was enormous and looked prehistoric. Needless to say, my friends had years of fun and excitement, hiding my gifts to them in various places at work and home.

I always knew you were real. Send that rain dance and rap to the wild fires to the West Pappa Pepper.

As a captain, I am perfectly comfortable walking around the ship in my red underpants. This is how I confront my insecurities. I haven't always been comfortable doing it, but I found that as long as you don't have ants in your pants underwear, are for the most part, comfortable.

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Got a mess pf videos in here to watch. Like the big guy trying to blow up the balloons.

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Yeah, trying is the key word there.

It took 72 years to want to be me... I'm too old and tired to be anybody else (or maybe lazy). Being somebody else must be a lot of work!

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LOL - Well said my friend!

I think society would be healthier as a whole if we just pursued what we loved and then eventually shared it with others.

Thanks for the post. It is nice to read an authentic person write a post that hopefully will inspire others to "be real." Anyway, faking it takes so much planning....people might as well find something that they actually like and spend their precious time doing that. 🌻

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Very good points!

Im real...... i think.....

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Well I've met you in person, so I think so too.

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Ha!!! When are you comin go see our beautiful river sir?

Interesting post my friend!

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Love it brother! Real is the only way to be.................

In my place it was a grasshopper. But now no longer found. It's getting rare to get it @ papa-pepper

You have wonderful post... Let's follow each other....

I feel the same, I lived with anxiety depression and fear for more than 3 years before I actually realized what is happening. But now there is absolutely nothing on this earth that can hold me back from being who I want or must be.

I too get very very very tired of all the fake-positivity on this platform! I actually have been making it a point to try and find real people out there.. even if they write about completely different topics. I'd rather have one person actually read and engage with me, than a dozen "Good post!" nonsense upvotes. I fall outside of the norm though, in doing so. I've criticized people on here, where it's probably better to stay quiet and make friends and join them if it's purely money I'm after... Then again, I'm a stubborn sort. I just don't think it's good for the platform. I look forward to a dillution of the community by outsiders coming in, who bring a sense of real instead of fake. Like, you know how on other platforms you can get upvotes for calling people out on their nonsense? Steemit seems to be kind of the opposite sometimes!

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@papa-pepper. I like your style in shooting. It is very cool. papa

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pue haba ngeun ??

Hi. . . Please Follow Me @ibrahim-ats

It's only my 9th day in Steemit and I was about to go follow what others are doing and posting when I discovered your post. It's such a fresh air of validation for my uniqueness and the diversity I can add to Steemit. I don't have to be a clone, I can just be myself and bring value simply by posting and upvoting things I like and passionate about. Thank you so much for your post, it brought me back to my true self. :D

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I'm glad to hear it! Thanks for letting me know!

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Haha , epic ! thanks for putting your life out there as you are. I for one would like to feel that i dont pretend. You for sure are NOT pretentious, lol ! keep being awesome !
peaaacceee n lurve !

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Thank you @vibvir!

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Hi. . . Please Follow Me @ibrahim-ats

Thank God I'm not tired of being myself!

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I agree!

Man, I love this! I'm new here myself and anyone can see that a huge chunk of steemit is mostly people being unreal to get more views. I do get that, but there is something about authenticity that is so much deeper and stronger.

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so much deeper and stronger.

Fully agreed!

In my place it was a grasshopper. But now no longer found. It's getting rare to get it @ papa-pepper

Authenticity is real!!!

i actually enjoyed your posts. including the videos. I wish my english was better... and could write you something you "deserve". :-) Best. ( i keep running into your posts, so i guess i better follow you ! :-) )

In the end, you are what you pretend to be ... :D

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A flying monkey?

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How long can you pretend to be this ?

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Hi. . . Please Follow Me @ibrahim-ats

Great post!

As social media goes, I don't see as many folks on steemit grubbing for attention as much as I've seen on other platforms.

I'm not saying it doesn't happen, I just don't see it as much.

I promise you that I will never pull ANY punches when I give my opinions on steemit. :)

I think the reason your posts are probably up very high on my favorites' list is because it's obvious you are just being you, and you are an interesting person because you are so interested in what's around you and what you are doing. Whether it's looking at bugs or building chicken shelters or sharing the first fig with your kids, it's obvious you are just a guy caring for his business and loving his family. And in the meantime, you have a lot of good observations to point out and that makes for great Steemit posts that are worth the time to read.

There is no such thing as an ordinary man; not sure there's such a thing as an ordinary life either. Lives have a funny way of both being completely mundane and yet full of the unusual and the interesting at the same time. It just depends on how open your eyes are and how ready you are to be amazed by what can otherwise be overlooked. And you never know when something that seems completely unremarkable to you has never been seen by other people watching.

After reading this I decided to go ahead and make my post that I figured no one would care too much about. But I loved my post and the people in it. Therefore, in favor of your request to post what we enjoy, I did just that. Thanks a bunch for this!! It's nice to be reminded that it's not only ok to post what you love and enjoy but it's the best post to submit when you love and enjoy it.

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Hi. . . Please Follow Me @ibrahim-ats

Good stutf papa. It's always best way to just be yourself

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Thanks man! You're great at being yourself too, by the way!

Hello! Interesting read! I'm normally me right up till me becomes inappropriate 😅

Great post @papa-pepper I don't fake it. Some people think some of my stuff is a negative take on some stuff but I'm just keeping it real. Plus some people would say that the Memechallenges and color challenges dilutes my blog but I don't care. I like doing them and laugh when I come up with a new Meme.