Advice On The Meaning Behind, ‘Belied Appearance’

Hello Everyone!

How are you spending your time on your holiday Sunday afternoon that is the last day of New Year’s weekend!? However you plan to spend your Sunday, I hope you are safe, happy, and healthy. Can you believe that we have reached the year 2022!? We all deserve, as a society, a better year than the past two years. As I usually do for you all, I decided to pull some more questions from Quora so that we can review and discuss. This chosen topic is about the meaning of a, “belied appearance”. I have had a perception of this definition before taking the time to look it up. My internal definition has changed now that I have done the leg work. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn something new. How do you feel about this phrase? Prior to reading the Oxford Dictionary definition, what did it mean to you? Did your internal definition alter much? Can you count out the amount of people who carry on in life with a belied appearance? On the other hand, are you lucky to have not crossed paths with folks who are not being authentic? Do you fully understand why, the people who you know, feel the need to carry on a projection of who they want others to see? I have not escaped folks with belied appearances. However, I have been able to mostly dodge folks who do not walk the walk. We all have very unique journeys that are fascinating in itself. There is no need to cast a shadow on a walk not your own since your walk is very unique and interesting. I highly understand the feeling of not being where you want to be in life. May that fact inspire you to push harder towards what you want in life. Being exposed by others for leading a false narrative cannot be good for one’s growth at all. I would be mortified in that case. Therefore, that emotional pain from exposure is a sizable deterrent for me to just stay on my path. I understand that the shiny, enticing world that is social media can give people a feeling of being quite inferior. Just know that much of that world is just an allusion. The most adored social media figures use filters and apps to alter their appearance. Besides, living that constant lie is a tremendous amount of pressure and cannot be satisfying at all for the person conducting that belied appearance. Make no mistake, you are exactly where God and the Universe wants you to be in life. If you do not like where you are in life, use that fact as fuel to propel you to where you want to be. If your interpretation varies significantly different than mine, let me know. If you are co-signing on my interpretation of the phrase, I’d appreciate knowing that you belong to #TeamLeslie. 🙂 Here is the posed question and my response listed below:

POSED QUESTION:

“What does “belied appearance” mean?”

By Nelson Vidinha

MY RESPONSE:

“This is a term that I have seen in passing yet never stopped to look up the definition…until now. I have an interpretation in my mind yet not 100% sure. Therefore, let’s look at the definition to double check. It appears that the term ‘belie’ is the one to focus on for the definition. The term ‘appearance’ will just blend in with the first term ‘belie’. Here is the definition of ‘belie’ according to the Oxford Dictionary:

Definition of belie in English:

belie

BELIE | Synonyms of BELIE by Oxford Dictionary on Lexico.com also antonyms of BELIE
What is the definition of BELIE? What is the meaning of BELIE? How do you use BELIE in a sentence? What are synonyms for BELIE?
https://www.lexico.com/synonyms/belie
Translate belie into Spanish

TRANSITIVE VERB transitive verb belies, transitive verb belying, transitive verb belied

[WITH OBJECT]

1(of an appearance) fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict. ‘his lively, alert manner belied his years’ More example sentences. Synonyms
2Fail to fulfill or justify (a claim or expectation); betray. ‘the notebooks belie Darwin’s later recollection’ More example sentences
Pronunciation

belie

/bəˈlī/ /bəˈlaɪ/

Origin

Old English belēogan ‘deceive by lying’, from be-‘about’ + lēogan ‘to lie’. Current senses date from the 17th century.

Based upon the above definition, a person is giving off a false appearance to others. In other words, the persona or impression being given to society is false. This false persona can be uncovered via various contradictions that have been discovered. I’m sad for the person who feels the need to give a false persona. The world is our oyster and we all have the same amount of hours in a day. Yes, we come from different backgrounds and privileges that may give a competitive advantage. However, many have leaped out of those initial circumstances to create amazing lives for themselves. Remember that some appearances can come based upon individual perception and not so much what the person says. Some may say to try to give mercy to a person whose bubble has been burst. Their self-esteem must be in the dirt in order to create a belied appearance. It is totally up to you how you wish to approach the unraveling of a belied appearance. I personally lose respect for people who are not in fact who they say that they are. I didn’t come from money and am not ashamed of not being rich. We all have journeys in life to have and lessons to learn. I value hard work and the story of the person who champions against all odds. Because of my beliefs, I do not feel the need to project a story that is not my own. I do understand why people who feel the need to do so. I wish you luck and success on your journey while navigating folks with a belied appearance.”

By Leslie M. Jasper

https://www.quora.com/What-does-belied-appearance-mean/answer/Leslie-Jasper-3?prompt_topic_bio=1

I thank you for dedicating a slice of your holiday weekend to be right here on my blog. As I said above, let me know your thoughts on my approach to the posed Quora question? Leave your feedback in the comment section down below. I’m sharing my latest (7) podcast episodes that are listed down below from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. Short story #9 is entitled, “I’m Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick!”. I released short story #9 and it went live this past month. I have to finish editing short story #10 so that is coming very soon. If anyone has read any of my other short stories, by all means let me know what you think? I have some irons in the fire as far as some more upcoming podcast guests for after the holidays. I even have an acquaintance who is a practicing Satanist. I’m curious as to his/her path from transitioning from being a Catholic to a Satanist. I have sent out the questions so he/she can prepare for the interview. Melissa and I need to find time to discuss our impending topic on our most embarrassing moments. It’s now time for me to work on tasks and continue hibernating after managing to get sick. Now go carry on with your Sunday afternoon plans during this ongoing New Year’s holiday weekend. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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I received an email about this podcast platform that is called, “Reason” and it can be found on http://www.Reason.FM. Have you ever heard of Reason? I’m not sure if it is old and I’m just hearing about it now? If you are a podcaster, you have a new podcast platform to discover and get on yourself. I have to update my Press Kit to include this podcast platform. Here are the links to both the audio blog and podcast below.

https://reason.fm/podcast/the-verbally-disastrous-podcast-and-construction-tales-blog

https://reason.fm/podcast/the-verbally-disastrous-podcast-with-leslie-m-jasper-and-co-host-melissa-polito

I shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon recently. The latest short story is entitled: #9: “I’m Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick!”. I decided to write about some stories from when I worked with the tools on the railroad. I shared a story of saving a co-worker from a near death experience! I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. This short story is now also available as two Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (9) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (9) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon

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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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