Sometimes1 we overlook what’s truly important2, and inadvertently focus far too much of our attention3 on things that are inconsequential4. We’re tricked5, by ourselves6, and by influences in our life7, into being mislead without even realizing we’re being mislead8. It’s the most dangerous form of dishonesty9, because it exploits our inherent want to trust10, and turns our own good faith against us11, like a knife with a sharp handle and a dull blade12. I would never (and do not) suggest that we should not be trusting people13, but I would just warn that we should be critical consumers14 of the truths we internalize15. If we became more inquisitive16 and less certain, we’d be happier people17, and the world would be a happier place18.
1Most of the time
2Important™ is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola® Corporation
3Slack-jawed, mind-numbed mouseclicking
5Tricked implies that there was an agreement set forth that would suggest a relationship other than the one set forth, but all parties heretofore have agreed to this relationship by not opting out, pending successful credit check.
6You™ are a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola® Corporation
7the Coca-Cola® Corporation
8Inception is a really deep movie that has layers of thought that are worth discussing over coffee it’s not just confusing nonsense spun around a great cast.
9Fox News is the Most Dangerous Form of Dishonesty®
11Coca-Cola® Corporation is not responsible for good faith, turning things against other things, or providing non-toxic potable substances for consumption
13I will (and do) suggest that you should trust no one. Not even Claire, your high school love who signed your yearbook and told you that she’d love you forever.
15CLAIRE I LOVED YOU WHY DID YOU RIP MY HEART OUT AND THROW IT IN A VITAMIX™ BLENDER?!
16Who, what, where?
17Like Will Smith, from Fresh Prince of Bel Air
18Like 7 Billion Will Smiths, from Fresh Prince of Bel Air