I'm a thousand different things to a thousand different people.
I think we all know one another on different levels. And we can only know people as well as they'll let us know them. And we know people in terms of what we ourselves bring to the relationship, the lens through which we view them. It's not that people are pretending. I don't try to be a thousand different things.
It's that we have different things to offer to different people and different functions to fulfill.
Hence it seems like I'm a thousand different things. But I'm really one person.
It's not me that's splintered into pieces. It's the mirror that's shattered.