Are there people on the Internet…on Medium…who are lying?

Pretty sure yes.

There are also those who detach from their trauma and tell of it from a place that feels like it happened to someone else, in defense.

I’ll tell you my own personal rule; use it or don’t…

I never call someone out when they are telling their personal stories.

Regardless of how it “makes me feel”.

Because if someone did that to me it would devastate me and take away one of the only places that feels safe.

Because I have nothing but a gut instinct telling me they’re not being truthful.

Because even someone who is lying must need something from the telling.

Because only my story is my story to tell.

And because I know that when something bothers me like this bothered you, it is not about them. It is about me.

Maybe try to dig a little and find out why the possibility that someone else isn’t being truthful affects you so much.

Can you change it?

Can you disprove them?

How would it feel if you successfully did that , in front of everyone here, and they disappeared in shame?

Would you feel good about that?

If you would, WHY?

If you wouldn’t, why worry about it in the first place?

Just my 2 cents.


I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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