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

    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

    :) 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

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    May 9, 2014

    From self-serving pretense to unintentional

    self-deception, we all twist the truth sometimes. We get so wrapped up in a person, group, idea, whatever - that we start to see them as better than they really are, or we get so much out of a belief system that we try to spread it around to others, even if it's completely out...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    Jan 24, 2014

    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
    Oct 28, 2011

    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

    Here's how I came to realize this is truth.

    I was in an accident that left me in a situation that I had to be in an ICU room for 6 weeks. Than 3 months after that I was stuck in a bed. 4 different hospitals and specialists, and all the crap that came with it for 6 years. 9 times I was zapped back to life and everyday...
    17MadMax1976 17MadMax1976
    41-45, M
    Jan 12, 2014


    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...
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 1, 2012

    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...
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Mar 1, 2015

    I have a lesson tomorrow,

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

    People tell me I'm pretty.

    ..but I'm not People tell me I'm smart...but I'm not People tell me I'm skinny...but I'm not People tell me I'm talented...but I'm not People tell me I'm perfect...but I'm not I can't never really believe anything good people tell me. I feel useless, almost all the time.
    braylinbennett braylinbennett
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    I wished I would have kissed you in front of my

    mother, just to show her that her God-fearing ways haven't affected me.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 4, 2015

    I have serious trust issues.

    Probably 80% of the things people tell me I'm suspicious of. I can't even walk around the street without the feeling of being watched. I have few really close friends and the other 'acquaintances' that I don't know make me uncomfortable. When I'm in a new group I tend to be...
    MadiDewar MadiDewar
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015


    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2013
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    He is nice and sweet

    and he wants me close... but I don't believe him any more.. I know he is sweet on me because he is under pressure and he needs his good friend... Soon enough he would leave me again ... alone.... and would get as far away as possible .. To celebrate the end of the storm with...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    We all have two belief systems - The things we

    BELIEVE we believe, and the things we actually try to live our lives by. Most people don't realize this, or recognize the difference between the two in their own lives. If you spend some time looking at your beliefs, and then at your life and your actions - you'll see that...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    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
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016

    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
    70+, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2012

    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

    Well to a point, I do.

    I know that the things I'm told are often believed by the orater, the myth teller. It is either their reality or their belief in their reality that I am hearing. I am cued in though, I listen to nuances, I see and feel the many parts of a spirit/psyche. I do not like pointing...
    jeresey jeresey
    56-60, F
    Feb 16, 2014

    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
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014
    angelicFaces angelicFaces
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Nov 23, 2014

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2012

    each day spent in a classroom is a lie,

    parenting should be a full time occupation
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    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
    2 Responses May 14, 2012

    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
    16-17, M
    Jan 10, 2015

    Not Everything

    It's always a good idea to question anything you hear, read, etc. People can manipulate you and/or information just may not be accurate. Even information I read in textbooks I question.
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787
    70+, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 17, 2015

    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

    I believe everything has to be earned,

    respect, trust, love etc. So I don't understand the whole 'respect your parents and elders' thing. Should they not have to earn it first? why do they just get respect from us immediately without earning it
    RebelFighter RebelFighter
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2014

    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
    36-40, M
    Nov 27, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2014

    Blocking retarded adults is a full time gig on

    EP .. I guess stupid is the new black
    TheOneyouwerewarnedabout TheOneyouwerewarnedabout
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    Oct 7, 2014

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

    I believe we are already living in it.
    LiveLifeN LiveLifeN
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2015
    limiya limiya
    18-21, F
    Dec 9, 2014

    ... 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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