Yes. Acting. Acting. An interesting word. Perhaps most interesting about it is that you don't need to be 100% acting all the time. You can be "highlighting" - or fitting a character ... like I do with Surfing the Middle East. (It's authentic, it's merely a slice of my true self ... as should be--but not always--assumed.)
Over a year ago in Lebanon, when I went to a Hezbollah rally to commemorate the slain martyrs of the 2006 War, Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah, came on to speak. Famously, Nasrallah did what he does best: Instead of talk AT his followers (like most Arab leaders) he talked too them ... though his location was undisclosed and his feed came over a digital network. Simply put: Nasrallah looks into the camera and speaks TOO THE PEOPLE, NOT AT THEM.
Anyone who knows anything about Surfing the Middle East (and that, at this point, would be only those in production - as it is not for sale yet) knows that Apocalypse Now is one of the most referred to items in the multimedia build-out of the text. Anyway ... Marlon Brando is a de-facto hero of mine (in the acting sense). He says to Larry King in an interview, "Acting is simple. IT IS SIMPLY LEARNING TO ACCESS YOUR FEELINGS."
TALK TO PEOPLE AND NOT AT THEM; LEARNING HOW TO ACCESS YOUR FEELINGS - that's the two thing's I've learned. But at this point, if you really want to know WHY I penned this post, I ask:
what does it matter?