Words of wisdom.
Taylor Swift shares words of wisdom.
Taylor is done explaining and defending herself, but she’ll try one last time. The singer penned a note to fans that resides in the artwork for Reputation. The lede is “Here’s something I’ve learned about people.” In a nut shell, Swift is misunderstood and we should stop judging her because we only know the figure the media has painted of her.
“We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us,” she says. “We know our friend in a certain light, but we don’t know them the way their lover does. Just the way their lover will never know them the same way that you do as their friend. Their mother knows them differently than their roommate, who knows them differently than their colleague. Their secret admirer looks at them and sees an elaborate sunset of brilliant color and dimension and spirit and pricelessness.”
“And yet, a stranger will pass that same person and see a faceless member of the crowd, nothing more,” she continues. “We may hear rumors about a person and believe those things to be true. We may one day meet that person and feel foolish for believing baseless gossip. This is the first generation that will be able to look back on their entire life story documented in pictures on the internet, and together we will all discover the after-effects of that.”
The tone is pretty forward, but I’ve got to agree with the overarching message. Social media is fake and we’re all living a lie, basically.
“We are all a mixture of selfishness and generosity,” she adds. “We are mosaics of our worst selves and best selves.”
Read the full note below: