What kind of world do we live in?
Our world is steeped in lies. It has become so steeped in lies that the worst thing has happened: lies have become our norm. We face it daily in our direction and we lie to ourselves. And we don't even notice it ourselves anymore. We don't consciously record it. Lying has become a habit. Routine. And as a derivative of it, distrust has become commonplace. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ We have stopped trusting anything. Because if you trust, you're a sucker. And "life is bad without a sucker". That's a great saying, isn't it? Delightful! And it's become the norm, too. ⠀ ⠀⠀You just pause in your running of your everyday thoughts and focus on the scale of this tragedy. And I'm not making it worse. LYING HAS BECOME THE NORM!!! Every piece of information that enters my mind has to go through a "believe-don't-believe" filter. And the flow of information these days, you know how it is. And this filter is far from being perfect, because it is often based on a distorted worldview and allegedly reliable facts. And even after filtering, I cannot be sure that I have accepted the truth into my life. And I continue to have doubts. Bringing chaos and uncertainty into my life. And with them, stress and nervous breakdowns. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀We are so screwed up that the concept of "a world without lies" sounds like utopia. So does "a world without wars." But that's another story. Just imagine how absurd a world we live in? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀What is the most deceitful branch of humanity? Have you given it some thought? What would you choose from? Is it okay for us to have THIS choice? But I'll give you my version, because I've thought about it beforehand. Politics. It's impossible to believe anything at all. At all, absolutely! Because no matter how convincing the claim of one side or another, in time it may turn out to be a lie. Or a half-truth. Or some other advantageous interpretation. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Do we understand that? What do we do? We get involved in the goddamn game. In a global spectacle of lies and cynicism. We form our opinions, our beliefs... Why? Maybe because in addition to mistrust, we also have hope. What if this time it's true? Deep down inside we want to trust. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Or take advertising. Although... You don't even have to go on about it. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Just realize the reality in which we live: everything we perceive with our senses can be deceptive. And it's not just what you've seen or heard. Kinaesthetics is also there. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ And I repeat: this is normal! The paradox of the situation is that it's normal! And you mostly don't even think about whether you can do it differently. You put up with it. Or do you think about it? ⠀ ⠀⠀ For me, for example, it's not normal that any of my messages have to break through concrete walls of distrust: "And what purpose does he have? Where's the catch?" It's not normal for me that the above-mentioned filter is on all the time, even in the family: kids integrate very quickly into society. It's abnormal for me that I can't just trust without looking back. It is abnormal that I cannot select information according to the principle of "need and need not," but that I also have to extract grains of truth. It is not normal for me to be disappointed all the time. For me, lying is not normal. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ And I'm not saying that we should tear down all borders, no more secrets, and now let's beat the truth all over the place. Life is not Malevich's square. There are halftones. Sometimes the truth, like a lie, can ruin a life. And sometimes a lie, like the truth, can save it. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀How do you find that line? It's simple. Do good with a "+" to others. That's it. Give, don't try to take away. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀Utopia? Within the existing worldview of all mankind, alas, yes. But not within the framework of a single Man. And it is characteristic of Humans to unite. And quantity always turns into quality. So I still believe.