Just because someone talks louder or with more emphasis does NOT mean they know what they are talking about.

Do NOT allow another’s ignorance and stupidity to even enter your realm of conscience…….leave it where it is, with them.

When childish and insecure people act childish and insecure, try to not be surprised.

“Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books. For a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen” ~Maimonides

There is nothing more frustrating than getting trapped in a conversation with someone who, regardless of their actual and honest knowledge of what is being discussed, are so convinced of their brilliance that they will NEVER simply admit they don’t know something.  I recently realized that there is someone in my life who does this.

Once day, during a rational dinner discussion, the subject of Black Friday came up. A certain someone, who I believed knew all that was needed to know about history, adamantly stood by a detail that I knew, for a fact, was incorrect.  All he was capable of doing was raising his voice with his opinion, until everyone finally agreed with him and told him he was right, even though he wasn’t.  This was my first glimpse of the truth about this person, and it was an enlightening and freeing realization.

I have enjoyed things more now that I know this. Yes, I am almost 40, and I still admit to being naive enough to believe things people tell me.  There are certain people in my life that I believe everything they say, no matter what.  Not so many any more.  I like this new knowledge.

Now, when people who still speak with confidence when they are wrong, or the facts are incorrect, this is what they look like, in my mind’s eye, and it allows me to smile and agree with them, just to shut them up