When you buy a fake set of pearls, on a necklace for example, you know it’s fake because when you scratch it the white comes off and underneath it is simply grey.
A real pearl is very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable. As opposed to the imitation pearl which you can find at the dollar store. It may look real but it only takes one scratch to see what’s beneath the surface.
When I say people are like pearls, I mean you have the ones who are rare, admirable and real and then you have the ones who paint themselves as pearls but really aren’t.
Now, no one said fake pearls can’t be great. Hell, I wear fake pearls all the time. At quick glance they sure do make for a sophisticated look and a nice finish to a nice ensemble. But I will always know they aren’t real. I will never feel like a million bucks wearing them.
We all choose our friends. We hang out with all kinds of people. There is nothing wrong with it. I have plenty of friends who dress themselves up as the real deal but really when you get past the surface they aren’t who they appear to be. I can be, I am (many a times), like that as well. But I aspire to be like the pearl. In all it’s simplicity, it’s one of the best gifts you can receive. Not because it’s look (women tend to aim more for “shiny” things like diamonds), but because of it’s story. Someone gives you a real pearl, you know they paid a lot of money or they went on some grand adventure to get it for you. If you are a Pearl to someone or you have someone in your life who is a Pearl, never ever give that up!
Be rare. Be fine. Be admirable.
Be Honest. Be real. Be you.