Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

THIS NOBODY WANTS…HONESTY

Nobody’s Opinion

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you…Billy Joel.

I was reading last week a piece in the December issue of the AARP magazine, titled “The Truth About Lies. Your susceptibility to scam may be linked to your beliefs about honesty.”

Doug Shadel, who wrote the piece, gave the story of a 72-year-old retired professor in California who had lost more than $900,000 to investments over five years. Yet, he was very intelligent in most all subjects. Why was he so gullible?

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“He told me he had spent his entire professional life working with honest folks who routinely told the truth, like he did. He just assumed everyone was like him and his colleagues, and so he couldn’t imagine there were people who would look you straight in the eye and lie.”

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Obviously, he did NOT follow American politics.

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He went on:

“If you are like most people, you assume that those around you are roughly as truthful or deceitful as you are, and you act in accordance with that belief. And when people deviate from that, it can come as a surprise. “

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Okay, as I read this, I thought of the MANY times in my personal life I had believed someone or something and how shocked I was when I found out, they lied, and how STUPID I felt when I discovered I’d been had.  Like many people who are raised in a Christian church, it was engrained in me, to never lie. And so, naively I went on to judge everyone I met to be basically telling the truth. Not to mention, I really do think I have a genetic proclivity to it, because my own mother would never spend even a penny more on either of her children at Christmas. Not one penny.

My own son is so honest, he can strike a blow to your heart and soul without even remorse. A habit I could never break him of, but thankfully, he mostly used it on me.

So, this article hit home with me, as every day, my default to almost anyone I met, is…they never lie.

 And I MUST say: I still have this problem. The other day I called a lady I knew, to ask how her knee replacement went. Glenda is the same age as me. She proceeded to tell me how in just one month, she was healed, (Even after her foot dropped) and three other people she knew had the same progress. In just one month, they were back to being themselves.

“Well, it’s been almost two years for me, and I’m just NOW getting out of constant pain.” I said to her. Did she make me feel bad? Yeah. I felt like a failure, really. But I trusted her, assuming she was telling me the truth. But still, I found it strange, since she was vastly overweight, and not exactly what I would call…a ‘mover.’ In fact, she would come to the pool in summer, jump in, and stand in one spot for an hour, gossiping. How could she have recovered so fast? What did I do wrong? I swam for an hour EVERY day for over a year to try to get my knee working.

When I talked to my husband, I won’t tell you what he called her, but he reminded me that she was just telling a ‘lie.’ And she was just trying to make herself feel better and me feel worse. In my heart, I knew he was right. I have a very hard time knowing when someone is lying to me—or feeling jealousy or hatred from anybody, because those feelings I do not have…Well Okay. I have a lot of anger for lying politicians, but that’s so obvious and the damage done by them is so GREAT, it just jumps out. When it comes to just people that I meet, you know, people who lie to you every day…especially church going people, I just don’t get it.

How can they lie?

While I’ve never lost money on scams, when it comes to personal relationships, I’m the last person to see through the many lies that people can tell you. I am honest to a fault, and I just assume everyone else is.

I’m a TERRIBLE liar. And it’s one of my worse assets I suppose as a person. Because to the honest American who works hard every day, we can’t understand how the people who MAKE it to the top, are usually, liars.

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Then Mr. Shadel went on:

“The U.S. does well in part because of the laws and regulations we have, which help us trust one another.”

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Okay, Gee Mr. Shadel, you were doing so good, what happened here?

WHAT? Right now, nobody trusts our government. How can we? The lies, the hatred, the damaging they have done to us, our kids, our cities. None of them obey the law anymore. The Constitution is just a rag now.

 What Americans have seen for decades are our leaders lying to us, again, and again, and again, and again, and NOBODY is punished for the lies and the costs to OUR lives that these lies bring upon us.

Donald J. Trump was the FIRST man who spoke to us honestly. And we have found out, that President Donald J. Trump, like us, seemed to also make the mistake of believing that the men around him were telling him the ‘truth.’ Time and again, he trusted them, and they stabbed him in the back. He got them their jobs, and then they ALL, but a few, turned against him.

Did President Trump suffer from the “honesty” problem too? Could he just not imagine that our own companies and CEO’s and politicians would work together against their own country? Was he so used to working with honest builders and regular people, and being honest himself, he couldn’t imagine in his wildest dreams what crimes they would commit against not only him, but the whole country?

Was the plan to kill off millions of people from the earth with a virus in order to bring in the global government that they all wanted, just too hard for an honest man to believe?

Nobody Wonders.

Congress is a den of thieves. So is, now we see, the Supreme Court. So is our FBI, the CIA, the Justice Department, and every American company that has abandoned us to China.

And the biggest traitors of all, (besides Pelosi, Feinstein, Ryan, McConnell, Barr…. go ahead the list is endless) Are the last four Presidents.

They have ALL sold out America to enrich, themselves, and there IS no law and order in America.

So, Billy Joel was right

EVERYONE IS SO UNTRUE

And that’s why President Trump (who really IS our President, outed by scammers and thieves) was so loved…

He was honest. He spoke the truth. We all knew it. And finding the truth in Washington D.C. was a rare as finding the hope diamond in a mud puddle of Detroit.

This Nobody Hopes, we hear that honest Donald J. Trump voice again…and that he…NEVER GIVES UP. Because President Trump gave us the hope of truth…the only thing that ever saves a soul from hopelessness.

Nobody knows if this upcoming charade of a 2nd impeachment will bring out the truth, but as Billy Joel said.

“It’s mostly what we need from you.”  Yes, Mr. President. Try ONE MORE TIME, to expose the truth.

Because as a great man once said:

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Our minds possess by nature an insatiable desire to know the truth. Cicero

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So, next week while they are trying to smear your name in all eternity, bring it on, Mr. President. It’s a trait which we all loved about you from the very moment you came down from that escalator:

It’s your finest and most powerful weapon: Honesty.

February 7, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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