People Shape the Truth To suit Their Needs

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

How many times have you said something to only have it misconstrued and misinterpreted by the person you said it to?

This seems to happen continuously, especially in today’s world. 

I have found that people only hear what they want to hear, or what suits their needs or agenda. They already have a preconceived idea about what you are going to say, and regardless of what you say, they will hear something entirely differently. 

Then, many will hurriedly tell others what they thought you said and before you realize what has happened , the rumor has spread and it becomes common knowledge, much to your dismay. 

Once it has gone this far, it has become common knowledge and  the accepted truth and regardless of how you try to explain or change their thoughts, it is almost impossible to change their opinion and many times you will spend the rest of your life living under the false assumptions of others. 

This is way too common in the political arena. 

There really isn’t much you can do about this, the only option is to know in your heart what is truth and live by it and the knowledge that you did the right thing and what others think or believe has no bearing on your life. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

For more information, please consult his website,

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