Good Morning Honest Brokers,
Winston Churchill said, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
Living a lie exacts a great price! One must memorize a history previously unrecorded causing stress at each successive recollection; making a truthful tally difficult at best. Scholars tell us history is always written by the victorious! Think about the last time any of us conquered anything other than persistent hemorrhoids!
So it’s safe to say that collectively we’ll not be writing the historical account of yesterday let alone tomorrow. I don’t suppose any of us want to leave an egregious legacy of deceit, so in the end we’ll dispose of our convenient remembrances with our ashes, allowing our children to assess our place in history.
So far….so good.
For the two or three of you still reading this mumpsimus bag of gas, you know damn well we’re only as good as how were perceived! Being a life-long salesman it didn’t take long to realize that perception IS truth whether it’s based in fact or not! A successful salesperson will know this and play on perception as opposed to reality.
Some perceptions can be flattering and perhaps we even milk them; encouraging others to believe this questionable persona we’ve taken on to make all around us believe what fabulous human beings we are! These self-applied monikers can stay with us just long enough to get one through the now, but it’s awfully difficult to holdout who we really are and completely dismantle the façade—exposing us completely!
That’s all well and good, but let’s face it; the truth in its naked form is left to the likes of Dr. Phil and his particular brand of con! For most of us our day to day truth comes in small oral doses, measured with predictable outcomes.
I know what you’re thinking…..zuki I know there are real people out there that are selfless and kind to all they meet without being superficial holding ulterior motives. “I’m hip.” I think most of us would like to believe that about ourselves but fear this is a classic example of letting hope overcome reason!
“And, when i peel away, I find my superficial layers run deep, and the deep layers are just superficial layers in disguise. And, when i seek depth, all I can find is a gaping hole, a certain hollowness, cleverly painted by my superficial selves to appear important. And, my ego sneers at this feeble attempt at self-honesty.”