A Relevant Quotation That’s Sticking With Me, Today…

…Comes To Us From FYODOR MIKHAYLOVICH DOSTOYEVESKY:

Lying To Ourselves Is MORE Deeply Ingrained Than Lying To Others.”

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How’s ’bout Them Apples, My Peeps?

True?

False?

True To Truth?

What?

What Do YOU Think?

To ME…

…This Quote Is Like A MEGA-SCREAM In The Silent Stillness Of The Night.

I’ve Had It Rollin’ ’round My Brain Since Last Night…

…And I’m Still Thinking About It.

WHY?

Because, It’s So True, My Peeps.

It’s So Very VERY True.

Lying To Others Sucks, But It Can Be Even Worse When We Can’t Remember Exactly Which Lie We Told To Which Person.

Lying To One’s Self, However, Is A Totally Different Animal.

You’ve Got Time To Play With It.

To Mull It Over.

To Utter It Over AND Over Again.

Eventually, Correct OR Not…

…Right OR Wrong…

…Lie OR Truth…

…It Sticks.

Once That Happens, You’re Personally Fu*ked.

Once It’s In There, It’s Nearly Impossible To Remove It.

You’ll Remember It All Right.

You’ll Remember It Well.

You’ll Remember It Waaaaaaaay Tooooooooo Well.

Suddenly, The Lie You Told Yourself Has Become Personal Scripture.

It’s A Part Of You, Now.

Part Of Your Mental AND Emotional Make-Up.

Your Chances Of Forgetting About It Just Went To ZERO.

Or, At Least, As Close To ZERO As One Can Muster.

I’ve Lied A Lot In My Life.

I’d Be A Liar If I Didn’t Admit That.

((Huh??? What???))

BUT…

…I Find It Harder, As The Years Pass Me By, To Maintain Those Lies.

I Hate Lying.

It’s Simply A Necessary Evil, Sometimes.

And At Other Times, It’s Simply Used As A Personal Out.

An Escape.

It Also Becomes A Gut Reaction.

A Lot Of Times, We’re Much More Inclined To Lie Than To Even Consider Facing-Up To The Truth.

I Don’t Like It Anymore Than You Do, My Peeps, But You Know I’m Very Correct.

Lying Becomes Second-Nature.

One Lie Perpetuates Another…

…Perpetuates Another…

…Perpetuates Another.

Pretty Soon, You Find You’re Living A Lie.

I Don’t Want That For Myself.

I Don’t Want To Live A Lie.

The Reality Of My Situation, However, Does Make Me Think AND Reflect.

How Much Of My Life Is A Lie?

How Much Isn’t?

Do I Even Know, Anymore?

Do YOU?

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“A Government, Or An Administration, Who Means And Acts Honestly…”

“…Has Nothing To Fear, And Consequently, Has Nothing To Conceal.”

THOMAS PAINE

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“I Cannot Act As If All Men Were Unfaithful Because Some Are So…”

“…Nor Believe That All Will Betray Me Because Some Do. I Had Rather Be The Victim Of Occasional Infidelities, Than Relinquish My General Confidence In The Honesty Of Man.”

THOMAS JEFFERSON

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-<>(Our 1ST SECRETARY Of STATE)<>-

-<>((Our 2ND VICEPRESIDENT))<>-

-<>(((Our 3RD PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA)))<>-

“I Hope I Shall Always Possess Firmness And Virtue Enough To Maintain The Character Of An Honest Man.” –GEORGE WASHINGTON

(17321799)

STATESMAN

FOUNDING FATHER

HERO Of The AMERICAN REVOLUTION

OUR 1ST PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

“To Believe All Men Honest Would Be Folly…”

“…To Believe None So, Is Something WORSE.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

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OUR 6TH PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

He Served From 1825 To 1829

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A Quotation That Simply SCREAMED At Me, Today.

IN THE END, IT’s NOT THE YEARS IN YOUR LIFE THAT COUNT. IT’s THE LIFE IN YOUR YEARS.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

-(1809-1865)-

-OUR 16TH PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA-

-HONEST-

-INTELLIGENT-

-WISE-

-A TRULY AMAZING PERSON-

-THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF A TRUE AMERICAN-

-SAVIOR OF THE UNION-

-DEFENDER OF THE PEOPLE And OUR LIBERTIES-

“If You Search For Tenderness… It Isn’t Hard To Find… You Can Have The Love You Need To Live…” — BILLY JOEL (“Honesty” (1978))

“…But If You Look For Truthfulness…

…You Might Just As Well Be Blind…

…It Always Seems To Be So Hard To Give…

Honesty

…Is Such A Lonely Word…

…Everyone Is So Untrue…

Honesty

…Is Hardly Ever Heard…

…And Mostly What I Need From You. …”

"HONESTY" By BILLY JOEL From His Album "52ND STREET" (1978)

“…I Can Always Find Someone…

…To Say They Sympathize…

…If I Wear My Heart Out On My Sleeve…

…But I Don’t Want Some Pretty Face…

…To Tell Me Pretty Lies…

…All I Want Is Someone To Believe…

Honesty

…Is Such A Lonely Word…

…Everyone Is So Untrue…

Honesty

…Is Hardly Ever Heard…

…And Mostly What I Need From You. …”

… … … … … … …

… … … … …

… … …

So I Fell Asleep With My MP3Player And Headphones On, Last Night.

When I Awoke This Morning…

…This Was The Song Playing.

I Had The Damned Thing’s Play Mode Switched Over To…

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…So I Apparently Slept The Whole Night…

…With My Music Playin’ Its Little Heart Out.

I Just Found It Oddly Interesting…

…That This Song…

HONESTY

By

BILLY JOEL

…Was The Song I Awoke To.

Especially After Yesterday’s Bloggin’ing.

In All Honesty, My Peeps…

…In Regard To This Song…

…It’s A Personal Favorite Of BOTH…

…Myself…

…AND…

…My Mother.

In Fact…

…My Mother Is The Person Whom Introduced Me To The World Of…

BILLY JOEL

…At Such A Very VERY Early Age…

…As I’m Sure You’ll Remember From Prior-Posts.

So…

…Even Though This Is One Of His Slower Tunes…

…It Still Makes Me Feel Perked-Up…

…And Puts A Bit Of A Smile Across My Face.

I Sincerely…

…And Honestly…

…Love Love LOVE This Song.

I Always Have.

I Mean…

…Not Only Is It A GREAT Song…

…But It’s Also So Deeply Ingrained Within…

…My Mind…

…AND…

…My Heart…

…That It  Sincerely Feels As Though It’s Another Song With Magical Powers.

Music Has That Wild Ability To Change A Person.

Just A Single, Simple Song Can Do So Much For A Person’s…

…MENTAL…

…PHYSICAL…

…And/Or…

…EMOTIONAL State Of Being.

They Can Bring A Person Way WAY UP…

…Or Send Them Spiraling Way WAY DOWN.

 Any Song…

…Heard Anywhere…

…At Any Time…

…Carries The Potential Of Changing You/Me/Us.

So…

…Even Though…

HONESTY

…Is…

…A Slower…

…Ballad’ish Type Tune…

…It Nevertheless Gave Me A Jolt Of Joy This Morning…

…And I’m Already…

…Honestly…

…Very VERY Grateful For It.

PLEASE PLEASE, My Peeps…

…Do All You Can To Enjoy Your Day.

Perhaps This Little Tune Could Help You, Also?

I Sincerely Hope So.

If Not…

…Hmm…

…At Least I Tried.

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