posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 03:23 PM
reply to post by KarmicLife
It makes me wonder if maybe we are being tricked everyday with the little things that we don't pay much attention to or we are just trusting that
things really are what we are told they are.
If you are told you are being served orange juice, hand squeezed, fresh from the tree, you trust that your are being told the truth and maybe the
orange juice seems to taste a bit better. I don't know if there is much harm in the little deceptions but this leads to the obvious question of when
does small deceptions cross the line and become something else.
Often we don’t need anyone to do the deed of tricking us. We are experts at deceiving ourselves. We spend tons of money on products that we know in
our heart of hearts are worthless. Women used to hold the record on self deception but the men are catching up.
Open those bathroom cabinets and count the number of creams, lotions, shampoos, make-up and cologne that you knew were not going to work as
advertised. You knew they were not going to make you younger or slimmer. You knew your hair was not going to grow any faster, that men/women were not
going to suddenly find you irresistible and your teeth were not going to blind people when you smiled; but there they sit in your cabinets.
I guess that is what a good advertisement campaign is really about. Selling us products or ideas that we “know” are untrue but we buy into them
We tell ourselves that no harm was done and there is a bit of excitement attached to trying something new and well, there is hope and the odd chance
that it may actually be true this time. I guess we are all Charlie Brown’s to a degree and maybe, just maybe, Lucy will actually allow us to kick
the ball. One day.