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Something I have noticed within human culture here in the United States is an unending fear of masks and headgear. Of course, it comes with a good reason thanks in part to those who attack others while hiding their identity, but regardless, it seems to be a very unhealthy fear.

There are Legecians who wear masks of some sort at almost all times. Some wear half-masks that cover the upper portion of their faces, some wear full masks similar to gas masks, and some wear hinged full masks that allow for full movement of their mouths. Almost all who wear them do so for religious purposes, with only a few wearing them for personal reasons other than religion.

For my own religious beliefs, a mask of some sort should be worn. It is not meant to hide one’s identity, but to extend it. In my religion, it shows a form of submission to one’s true feelings—their true self—as well as their submission as a servant to another. One wears a mask as a form of identity, in a sense.

Sadly, where I live, a mask is often seen as something to be feared when worn out in public. Regardless of one’s beliefs, they are often seen as a potential criminal just for owning such an object, or else some form of threat.

It is rather sad that, in a society that supposedly values freedom above all else, so many people choose to suppress that freedom to intentionally harm others. Perhaps some day, the humans here will advance beyond their fearful roots.

August 2015

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