Most people I know will trust others to lead them in the right direction. And not only when they are on a road to nowhere and lost with no idea how to get back home. But then, sometimes getting lost on a ride can be a great adventure and a breath of fresh air.
Then there are other situations where we are mislead and eventually have to take the blame for something we thought was the ‘right thing’. Taking a ‘fall’ while others get off the hook and possibly end up with financial gain.
People are devious. No two ways about that. But are these people devious when it suits them, or are they always devious and hide it well from people around them. Including friends and loved ones.
It doesn’t matter what we think about how devious other people are, we need to admit it to ourselves that we can be just as devious as all the other people around us.
Even if we don’t believe we are that tiny bit devious, we need to look closer to home and see what we have done in our past, and then either accept it, or continue to sweep it under the carpet.
But then, is sweeping it under the carpet the right thing to do? Step out of the shadows and own up your indiscretions of your past.
With all the things we do in our lives, we are bound to make a mistake or two. Or, sometimes a lot more. We can normally let some of our mistakes slide by, while with some others, we need to fess up and take responsibility for what we’ve done.
It’s not always easy to own up to what we have done, but sometimes it’s easier in the long run to dig deep and confess. Rather than keeping it all bottled up and waiting for it to explode deep inside of us, and tearing us apart.
One of the hardest things to do is to admit to a friend or a loved one you have made a mistake that can change everything you have.
The longer it takes to admit it to yourself, and then to others you have screwed up, the harder it will be to get over it and continue making amends.
Take the plunge and own up to your mistakes. It will change your life, And hopefully for the best.
Kids lie to their parents. Workers lie to their managers.
Partners lie to on another.
Everyone lies. It’s plain and simple.
This was quite obvious earlier this year as I was cycling along the peninsula with Action Man while we searched for the Legend so we could ride down to Sorrento together as a pack.
We stopped off on a corner, which just so happened to be the location of a cafe. And as per normal, there were a couple of cyclists sitting down and enjoying a well earned cafe latte.
As we started chatting, one of them lit up a cigarette and casually smoked as we continued our conversation. I finally asked the smoker how often he smoked. His response stumped me.
I only smoke when I go out cycling on the weekends. We do an easy 40 kms, find a cafe, have a couple of coffees as I have a few ciggies and then head home. My wife asks me every now and again if I smoke at work, which I don’t. So I tell her I don’t smoke.
So not sure how to respond, I left him and his Jive Talkin. I said my farewells and headed back onto the road for another 70 kms with Action Man.
All in all the ride was great, and I did stop off for a coffee near the end of the journey. But no cigarette.
Jive Talking – The Bee Gees
No Lies – Noiseworks