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…