I Don't Believe Everything Im Told

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    Blocking retarded adults is a full time gig on

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

    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

    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

    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
    angelicFaces angelicFaces
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2010

    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...
    MargoRothSpiegelman MargoRothSpiegelman
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2012

    You Can TELL Me A Thousand Times

    We've all heard the cliches, "actions speak louder than words," or "put your money where your mouth is." I have learned to observe the actions of people, and tune out the words. Yes, the actions of an individual definitely speak volumes about their intentions and feelings, and if...
    LovelyEvelyn LovelyEvelyn
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2013

    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

    I dont believe everything im told.

    A good thing i learned was to question EVERYTHING.
    elliesa elliesa
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    I'M Not What People Expect Me To Be.

    Some people expect me to be happy and make me be something I'm not. Everyone thinks they can push me around and keep doubting me. Truth is I'm that 15 year old girl that locks herself in her room. The one that puts my head phones in and listens to simple plan. The one that...
    Cheekymonkey1997 Cheekymonkey1997
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2013

    In A World Of Second Hand Knowledge

    Living in our digital lives where we are all constantly consuming information, it's only natural we have become skeptics. For some, there is a discontent for just blindly believing something, for others, they don't mind following. I think what makes a person unique, is one that...
    LifeJustGotReal LifeJustGotReal
    26-30, M
    Feb 15, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2014

    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

    Is Mormonism A Cult - Yes

    Many have argued the opposite side of this using the pure definition of a cult -- a cult is a group of people following a single leader. It is true that now, the LDS / Mormon organization claims to be following Jesus' restored church. The problem is that at the start, the church...
    ScottShaw ScottShaw
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2012

    I Am Very Skeptical...

    About everything. A lot of the times when I feel skeptical, I end up being right, too. Whenever I hear something I don't believe, I have to really research into it. I think I'm pretty good at knowing whether or not to believe things. I also really hate commercials. I could...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    May 8, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 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

    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, 2015

    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
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    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

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

    this point. #surroundedbyspies
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2014

    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 don't think you could believe EVERYTHING you were told even if you tried. watch this. "the sky is blue." "the sky is not blue." ..........................................................................
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Nov 19, 2007

    I Am Cynical

    I don't believe most of what I am told. Apparently I am what you would call cynical. I watch the news and wonder "what aren't they telling us". I read gossip magazines, not because I believe the hype but they are fun to read. I question everything and I don't think I...
    bufy1981 bufy1981
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    A Skeptic?

     I am probably too skeptical for my own good. 
    Seattlegirl Seattlegirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2008

    And So Should You

    I've been lied to, and I lie myself from time to time. So no, I don't believe everything I'm told, most of the time at least. I filter incoming information very very thoroughly. Does it complicate my life? Don't think so, quite the contrary.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 5, 2010

    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
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    And Never Had...

    Hmmm... why was i the kid who questioned the church, the school, the politicians, the history books....  back then it was blasphemy now it is enlightenment.
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2008


    YEAH RIGHT..whatever!my oldest son told me that his X gf told him that her great aunt slept with my father and had a love child..which is about my age. My father denies it but of course all that women's side says its true. why didnt my father sign the birth certificate? why aint...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat
    41-45, F
    Jun 11, 2011

    Now That's A Bad Plan

    I started out that way. Most of us did. Remember young and naive?   Me too.  My Mom always said to not believe everything you're told. I wanted to though.  Bad idea.   She knew the ropes.  It's a lesson to master. Patience helps.  Be your own guide.  Who hasn't gotten...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Feb 27, 2011
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