My TOTD was a short daily encouraging text message that I started sending to my closest contacts over the last four years and now I’ve decided to make it a tad bit longer and post on the site. It is my personal experience and/or opinion, written daily to encourage you, inspired you or to tell you that you are not the only one going through! Enjoy.
JAY’S TOTD: Half of what you see is just an illusion and most of what you hear is not the truth.
Ever heard the saying, “half of what you see is an illusion and most of what you hear is not the truth?”
Well it’s true.
While you may see something that looks like what you think it is, it could be something totally different.
Let me give some true examples:
Man is driving and he really needs to use the toilet so he decides to stop at the nearest place that has a bathroom….a motel! Upon leaving motel, he opens the door for a lady that’s exiting, she turns around smiles and says thank you and he smiles in return and they both leave to their separate vehicles.
Now little did he know that one of his wife’s friends saw him and the smile transaction that took place when he exited the motel. Tsk Tsk Tsk…..needless to say he had a lot of explaining to do and with a story as crazy as his, it was hard for his wife to believe. So he had to take her to said hotel and have her speak to the front desk to verify his story.
(Now guys please don’t try this!) But the moral of that story was, Don’t shit in a motel, always find a McDonalds!
How about the classic social experiment we all did as kids in school, where we had to pass on a message that was whispered in our ear by a classmate. When all 20 kids had whispered the story in their neighbor’s ears, it was nothing close to what the original secret was in the first place!
Sometimes we are so quick to run with the little info we have or was given instead of investigating (if required). Sometimes people might even tell you something negative about something or someone, that they might not even know, based off of what they heard! Weigh the situation in its entirety and be your own judge.
Never be quick to make judgements off of hearsay and even off of what you think you saw. Get the full story, inquire from the source, analyze the situation and then make your assessment.