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I Don't Believe Everything Im Told

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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 16-17, F Dec 28, 2013

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    I could write a book on some of the crazy stuff

    I've been told to believe. There's religion and those lies told to me as a kid. Then there's crazy things I can't even begin to explain that my mother, father and sisters say. It's like they pull things from their butt. Nonsense and so that is why I chose to analyze everything...
    rememberwhouare rememberwhouare 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Somewhere Between The Curtain And The Window The Sunlight Of Truth Sneaks..

    With the fur that has been flying as of late, I have to admit - I read up on it all. I will click on different links, examine the comments, peoples pages and sort through things before I randomly comment on what I see. It's come to my attention that most seem to see a story and...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses May 25, 2011

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    You are being lied to on a massive scale.

    Right now there are experts analyzing your search history. They use this information to build a story that you will believe even though it is completely false. Beware. For these are powerful men who follow the living Antichrist. They are smarter as a group than the rest of the...
    seasonedspy seasonedspy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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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 6 Responses May 14, 2012

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    After finding out Santa were my parents .

    I don't believe what people tell me . 😂😂😂😂😂
    epicjesss epicjesss 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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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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    I would be stupid if I did.

    The amount of back stabbing liars I have had to face it's kind of obvious I don't believe everything I get told. That would be like telling someone that they can swim in lava! I hate people who lie, yeah there is in some cases where you may need to lie but the people who lie...
    MyMusicalScars MyMusicalScars 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I never truly have; growing up

    as a child, I would always question everything I was told. This would include religion and other notions as well. I simply do it more so today than when I was younger. So many aspects in the world today depend on the individual to decide for themselves and many do not think in...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    If I had listened to what I was taught in

    elementary school, I would be a racist, and a sexist. It was an extremely conservative catholic school, and there were only male teachers. My parents sent me there because it was otherwise a good school, but my dad taught me the most important lesson I can remember. Don't...
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 16-17, F Jan 29

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    Especially when people try to deny their own

    written things, it only adds insult to the lie...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    By the time you swear you’re his,

    Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is Infinite, undying – Lady, make a note of this: One of you is lying. by Dorothy Parker
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I have found that humans are WAY too good

    believing in things. if even one religion is the 'right' one then that proves the rest of us are deluded. just mull that over. people believe what they want to. they are every good at being deceived and deceiving themselves. think about ghost sightings, mass suicide...
    HorrorFlic HorrorFlic 22-25, M Dec 10, 2013

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    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 3 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    bunyipstew bunyipstew 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2

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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 3 Responses Mar 15

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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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    This experience is the reason

    why I don't believe people when they talk to me.
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 13-15, F Jan 24

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    People will just stab you at your back

    and ask why are you bleeding
    VictoriaLachowski VictoriaLachowski 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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...
    karmadarling77 karmadarling77 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I honestly don't know

    why my friends hang out/like me. I'm not worth it.
    vintagewood vintagewood 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I don't believe every thing I'm told.

    Once I was buying some rock and gems and a rock shop and the shop keeper and i got talking about salt lamps. I have a salt lamp in my room you see so she was telling me that if you turn it in at night it will cure asthma and other breathing conditions. (Although i don't have...
    MinecraftWolfie MinecraftWolfie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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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

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    I dont believe everything im told.

    A good thing i learned was to question EVERYTHING.
    elliesa elliesa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I Mostly Don't Believe Anything

    Maybe its because I worked in Media, and maybe because we studied a lot about brainwashing and "creating truths". I usually don't take anything serious I hear for granted. I don't share news before I double cross their sources, etc.. And I always ask people, "Who told you that...
    onlygodjudgeme onlygodjudgeme 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Charles Darwin is the God of Atheism.

    The Atheist's worship him. They blindly believe everything he said. No evidence necessary. When they get together in groups, the Atheist's talk about their hero-God Darwin. They worship the man!!! He is their light! The Atheist's believe that it was not until the year 1809 that...
    Bonnie1934 Bonnie1934 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 24

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    In fact, I barely believe anything I'm told at

    this point. #surroundedbyspies
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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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 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    Grain Of Salt.....

    In general, I come across as an unassuming girl.   Some even find me easy to deride for being an engenue....unversed in logical thinking and unable to discern subtlety.  In truth, I am a very discerning listener. I evaluate not only the statements that are made...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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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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    I never believe to do everything your told.

    When I was in high school my guidance counselor said I won't do well in computer programming since it was an advanced level course. He said that because there was an advanced level course I dropped out of. I didn't listen. Not just I did very well in that class, I went to...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    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...
    SilverSpinningSteady SilverSpinningSteady 26-30, M Jan 24

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    I'm not . I believe in energies

    and trust me I get them right 70% of the time if I really want to know you . It's a trick I observed for a year using energies when You're with me . And when you lie to me , I can tell you're bullshiting .
    LostN2Worlds LostN2Worlds 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    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

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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 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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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 70+, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    The Bible

    dunno exactly, am i a christian or an atheist? part of me feels God. part of me questions a lot. i mean God's love is really something. like when youre really down, something comes out of the blue and makes things okay. well. thats most of the time, not really always. but then...
    marienicolefdiaz marienicolefdiaz 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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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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    I have to research everything lol it takes me

    weeks to confirm anything I'm told
    tah34 tah34 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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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 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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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    I immediately try to figure out the other

    persons agenda. Almost everyone has an angle they are presenting. The ones that don't are closest to me.
    ny7yankee ny7yankee 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I don't believe anything I'm told I'm not

    even sure if my birth certificate is mine.
    SpacePirate SpacePirate 18-21, M Jan 12

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    When people tell me stuff I have a hard time

    believing them because so many people tell me different things and I just got to the point when I stopped believing stuff. The main reason why I have trust issues.
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 13-15, F Jan 29

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    I have been lied to most of my life,

    I don't trust people easily anymore because of this a a few other events.
    MajesticScribbler8 MajesticScribbler8 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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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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    ESPECIALLY with guys.

    Can't be naive with the Boys nowadays.
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Related Experiences

    I don't believe in coincidence nor do I believe "everything happens for reason." I am not admitting to having some tragic life altering experience thats happened to me. But in my...
    anjjelicaa anjjelicaa 22-25, F Apr 3

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    This started a 2 months ago, people from the Book of Mormon started to show at my door and of course I let them in, cause I really love to know more about everything. They came...
    bosslim bosslim 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I don't believe in evolution. The theory sounds intelligent when propounded by leading scientists, but in the end it all falls flat to a laughable extent. Well, where to start...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I don't believe prayer works. If I want something I go for it. I don't ask something that isn't there to answer it for me. I hate when people pray for me. Because they're not doing...
    gaiamoon82 gaiamoon82 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I have wanted for so long to tell our host mother that I don't but she is impossible. I hate living here and her enforcing religion on us. I don't agree with the teachings and I...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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