pretense


It is defined as the action and the result of pretending or pretending, of simulating or pretending something that is not true through some action, word or gesture. Deception, reproduction, dissimulation, appearance or fiction with which you try to make something that seems different from what it is. In an unusual way, story, fable, hoax, or allegory.

The human being has the ability to simulate different situations, in a certain way, pretending to become an actor who performs a bit of theater, that is, the person acts instead of being natural and letting himself be seen as he is. A person can have faith, joy, sadness, disappointment, hope, despair, motivation. In short, people can resemble a wide range of feelings.

There are ways of pretending that are very fun and educational, for example, children’s games in which the child pretends to be a doctor or a specific professional. Actors are also adept at portraying characters other than themselves in a believable way.

In our daily lives there are people who pretend to be who other people, especially on the Internet and create a fake profile on the pages to find a partner. This type of deception, sooner or later, is discovered and produces disappointment in those who have felt deceived.

For example, those who lead a double life and fake routines that they do not really have in order to make their partner believe that they are not a victim of infidelity. Pretending is an attitude that can be a means to an end. From this point of view, the end is not always unethical.