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I Don't Believe Everything Im Told

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    Question Everything

    I had a teacher once who loved Frederick Douglass and the Abolitionist movement so much, that he quoted him at length (as well as other influential people of the time) nearly every class. He drilled it into my head that true patriotism is questioning the government. Questioning...
    erocka erocka 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    limiya limiya 16-17, F Dec 9, 2014

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    I can't believe I said it out loud.

    The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and petrified and vulnerable. But free? I don't feel free. I feel like ****. - Melina Marchetta She couldn't have said it any better...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 1

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    ... and I wonder what the world might look like

    if less people believed everything they, too, are told. I also wonder if others personalized things less in order to automatically make anything all about them. So, I guess I wonder what it would be like for people of the world to be much more selfless.
    wbmw wbmw 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    I used to work with someone

    who thought my writing is not up to par and suggested I take a communication course. Person even shot me down by saying that she understood English is my secondary language so it would be hard for me. I know I'm always open to improving myself so I took that as an opportunity...
    palabok palabok 31-35, M Nov 27, 2014

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    I'm Not Organized-religious, But I Think Fox News Is The Devil

    I don't trust the media, especially FOX News. It happens to be my dad's favorite channel so I watch a lot by default. I figure if a news station has to spend millions of dollars on a public relations campaign to convince the public that they're fair and balanced, chances are...
    rednetrab111 rednetrab111 26-30 4 Responses May 14, 2012

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    One night I was sitting in a bar

    and the man sitting next to me said "you are a gorgeous woman" Life is full of little lies told in order to produce a desired result. Best to learn which ones not to believe :) Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2014

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    I pressed on me too when I saw this title about

    2 months ago. Usually I write about that subject 1 or 2 days later. But I thought this was such an obvious statement. Of course everyone doesn't believe everything they're told! That's what I was thinking! Today, after being at a conference about Asperger's Syndrome Disorder...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Jan 10

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    How uncivilized we are in this age.

    People are going to be sent to Mars which is costing billions, yet look to Africa and you will see famine and controllable disease destroy a continent. We still rage wars with one another, trying to claim someones country by overwhelming them, but what are these lines we call...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    I've been lied to so many times I'm starting to

    believe that I have a magnet for compulsive liars. My best friend of 4 years told me just last year that they are a compulsive list an basically everything they had told me was a lie. Since then I can't find it In me to trust any one, especially her. I was mad yes but instead I...
    desertlilley desertlilley 18-21, F Dec 28, 2013

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    Should I?

    Why should I believe everything I am told when I am gifted with a brain and mind to think what is right or wrong?I am not smart enough to solve all problems or clear the mess others have created and left for me to clean up. I strive for excellence. I know this is my mistake that...
    papri papri 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    People say I can't do things,

    but that's so funny to me because of the fact that they never seen me do it, I can do things better, brighter, and bigger then what people say.
    IyonnaG24 IyonnaG24 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I Barely Believe Anything Im Told

     i'm so untrusting I barely believe anything some one says to me . Its getting to the point that i dont believe a word that comes out of any ones mouth . I ve met some very shady people in my time and i know i shouldnt base my opinions off of past relationships but  I...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    Mark Twain Had It Right

    Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see and you'll be right most of the time......of course now days I'm not sure you can believe half of what you see either
    Stephen1967 Stephen1967 46-50, M 10 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    :) Do you ever feel like you don't know what

    you are doing? Or :) Even when you know what you are doing you just don't know why you do it? I don't know why but both of these questions would be a yes for me. Partly because i feel like this more than half of each day that i have had my new beginning.
    ChiyoAi ChiyoAi 18-21, F May 13, 2014

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    Show Me The Money

    I guess people can still be duped.  Since working the graveyard shift I’ve had three incidents of people trying to con me out of money.    The first time this happened I received a phone call from someone claiming to be a regular customer.  He volunteered for the fire...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    A great example would be.

    ...... religion! The thing that i am not allowed to even question at the risk of being hit! Seriously though I wish parents were more open minded about beliefs and the more deeper side of life. well, actually everyone. Like how am I supposed to know if there's a heaven or hell...
    SnowSpirites SnowSpirites 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Unfortunately, I don't trust people.

    My trust spectrum slowly get smaller every day. Someone always has something to say that isn't true. I can tell when you're lying to me too; I don't say anything, I just keep on "listening." But in real reality, you just lost a friend. I will not have fake or lying friends. I...
    MajesticMia MajesticMia 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    I Am a Free Thinker Seeking the Truth.

    Much of what we see and read in the press is only what they want us to think and believe. It's not that I doubt everything I read and see but some things just don't add up and that is when I dig deeper. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you will, that's your choice and I have...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2008

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    At the weekend, there was a guy in England

    trying to convince me that he had a Maserati outside.... There are guys who try the same thing here at bars in Paris. I dare say in other affluent cities in Western Europe. They want to get you outside and they steal you away.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 18

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    I Wish You Wouldn't Lie To Me

    I'll believe in you and trust in you...until your actions show me differently.
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 66-70, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    There are way too many liars in this world,

    unfortunately most of us have learned the hard way. I understand the white lies like 'I'm fine thanks' etc, but huge lies that hurt people, nothing will ever come good of that
    squishyarmadillo squishyarmadillo 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    Decievers

    I don't believe any men in my life all the men I ever knew lie and deceive I will never believe there lies I won't let one more try n fool me
    elizabettaScarlet elizabettaScarlet 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    4/1/15 pm I feel in some aspects we've lost the

    romance we used to have . Many expect to have sex on the first date . It doesn't matter if there is no tomorrow . How many different people have they had sex with . I won't say " slept with" that desensitises it. Makes it politically correct . I'm not politically correct . In...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I have a lesson tomorrow,

    shittttt.I have to wake up early
    Azyeb Azyeb 22-25, F May 11, 2014

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    Naturally Drawn To Or Away From

    I wish I could have the radar to give me flashes, giving me alerts of things real or fake . Of sincerety and genuineness.But all I have is my heart to take the risk. Trial and error is what it's all about. The degree of hurt and dismay can't be measured, but how I let myself get...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    angelicFaces angelicFaces 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Except For Santa

    I still believe in him. Don't want to chance being on the wrong end of that fence.
    AlDemone AlDemone 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    My skepticism started at an early age,

    partly because my mother was a very dishonest person. Once I realize that, I realized a lot of people said things for their own purposes.
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    THE CIRCUS OF PSYCHIATRY ... STEP RIGHT UP

    Step right up folks and see the amazing Psychotic Psychiatrist. He’s able to diagnosis and prescribe 3 potentially lethal drugs in under 8 minutes. No mirrors here … ... just a fool with a prescription pad. Step right in folks and be amazed and possibly medicated for life...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2012

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    each day spent in a classroom is a lie,

    parenting should be a full time occupation
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was lucky I had a scan ran on me by a lady I

    was seeing from a dating site it mostly hurt my pride what I had left they only got 100 so it was not to bad the other money is safe and she played it good and I'm going to try to make sure they don't get any other suckers it could of Been a lot worst but she was not in...
    daddylove4u daddylove4u 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    I believe that there is an innocence to not

    believing anything or to be godless. To have no sense of good or bad, or hope or hopelessness. Only to have a sense of what's right here in front of you and experiencing things as they are without judgment like a child. Without any type of illusions. (In no way to sound...
    SavageRomance SavageRomance 18-21, F 1 Response May 19, 2014

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    I don't believe in superstitious legends.

    I don't believe in any other superstition. I don't believe in all things that are part of peoples small-time gossip. More to the point, I don't believe in everything I hear from all people. But there are certain things I would understand, as well as believe in from certain...
    SamHarris SamHarris 22-25, M Oct 7, 2014

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    A ran done piece of advice I got from a drunk:

    "Don't believe anything you are told and don't believe half of the things you see."
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    It's A Tool Of Survival

    I am very critical when it comes to belief systems. I don't think that just because something has been told to us by an authority, a doctor, a teacher etc. it is necessarily correct. We need to be critical about what we hear, otherwise it is difficult to become independent. In...
    RedLipMovement RedLipMovement 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    I may not believe you

    or think your outright lying but if that lie doesn't hurt me or anyone else there is no reason for me to call you out on it... Whatever makes you feel good about yourself and you feel you need to lie about is not my issue to point out so go right ahead.....
    mandy795 mandy795 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    Well I'd be a fool to believe "everything"

    wouldn't I? I've been lied to so much in my life and I'm still lied to to this day. So what would make me believe everything? I have a hard time believing anything really
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    I don't believe there's hell somewhere up-there.

    I believe we are already living in it.
    Chezsoldierr Chezsoldierr 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I've found that line from 'I heard it through

    the grapevine' to be very true. Believe only some of what you see. Some and none of what you hear'
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 9, 2014

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    I question everything,

    that's one of the reasons I'm not religious anymore.
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    actually, i've trouble with believing people XD

    and have often been told that I'm excessively suspicios ;) but that's how it is, I think that no one can be fully trusted, sometime even not ourselves...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Lessons Learned

    Life has a way of teaching you that things are never the way they seem. I learned from a very early age that lies are a very powerful thing and trust worthy people are very rare. The good thing that came from that is that I learned to survive on my own and trust only what I can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 28, 2011