Pants on fire

I think people are getting too used to living in a world of instant gratification. Don’t like commercials? Watch pay channels on cable or streamline what you want to see. No waiting, no commercials. Have to wait until next season to what new episodes of your favorite show? Oh NO! The horror! How WILL you survive??? Want a home cooked meal but don’t want to stand there for that half an hour to make it? Just waste the gas and run to your favorite grocery store and pick up a “meal in the bag”. Only takes you about 15 minutes to microwave it!. Although if you had stayed home and just COOKED you would have had a real home made meal in the same amount of time that is probably better for you.

The one thing we don’t yet seem to completely control is what others do. For that, however, I have noticed that the art of lying has been incorporated quite a bit. And the liars are getting worse not better. Almost as if it’s not worth lying WELL for but if they get caught OH WELL – someone else will believe them for a while and they will get what they want anyway.

I’m not perfect. I have lied before in my life. But I’m not talking about the small lies. I’m talking about whoppers that are too big to keep well for long. Owning companies that can be researched. Knowing people that can be checked into. Personal tragedies that just didn’t happen. having a better job than they did. Dead parents that aren’t dead. And the lies that people tell get bigger and worse the more they are not called out on them for.

And when someone is called out they deflect the lie away from themselves and call everyone around them liars who are trying to harm them. They don’t want people talking to so and so since they are lying about them and might influence someone against them.

Case in point – someone I once knew said he owned a very large company. Truth was he owned the NAME only. Not a company WITH that name. But it didnt’ stop him from making HUGE promises to so many people about said company. And what happened when he was called out? The naysayers were called “haters”. Easy to label someone who called you on your bullshit a hater. But the truth is what they hated was the LIES.

Once upon a time a person’s word was their bond. A bond of trust. It meant something. Now it means nothing. Words are empty promises of disappointment. If it weren’t for the fact that I have an amazingingly positive amount of faith in mankind I would consider the entire human race just a bunch of self-serving liars and not worth the time.

Although I still take everyone’s word with a huge mound of salt. Because, unfortunately, until I can prove someone’s word as truth, everyone is lying.

And that is a very sad commentary on today’s society…


About ynnarie

Lynn Salisbury grew up in the rural town of McGrath, Minnesota. After graduating from McGregor High School in the mid 1980’s, she moved to the Twin Cities. Lynn spent her 20’s and 30’s working like the average person, never imagining the calling that awaited her. But those two decades of working, learning, growing, led to the day a friend challenged Lynn to write. Lynn met that challenge and never looked back. Now she draws from her life’s experiences and creative mind to weave stories. Stories about different worlds, different lives, different perspectives. If you ask her about her life, Lynn will tell you it’s been rather simple and sometimes boring. But if you dig a little deeper you will find that it’s been a bit more exciting than that. Lynn has done everything from designing clothes ranging from prom and wedding dresses to drag queen attire and everything in-between, became a registered, ordained Pagan minister in the state of Minnesota, to creating a group, on a social media site, of fans devoted to her favorite football team that has more members than most medium sized towns. Lynn still lives in the Twin Cities area, enjoying the changing seasons, spending time with family, working, and writing. She will admit she hasn’t found her genre niche yet, and she secretly hopes she never does, leaving the possibilities wide open for any type of story that formulates in her head, mixed with a bit of muse inspiration, to spill out into the written word. She writes what she would want to read, having taken to heart a piece of advice she once heard. And she feels blessed and grateful for the chance to share her stories with the world. As the mother of three amazing, beautiful and strong daughters, Lynn knows that even when the world seems the darkest, they are her light. And she never forgets what an honor and privilege it is to be their mother. “If you haven’t had your ‘a-ha’ moment today, you haven’t been paying attention.” – Lynn Salisbury
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