How Gullible Are You When Listening to What Others Have to Say?
Weeds and lies have a lot in common
Feeling uncertain about the conversations going on around you? It’s likely your instincts are sending you an important warning …
Recently, I’ve noticed a sense of uneasiness come over me when listening to other people’s conversations.
For the record, I’m not in the habit of eavesdropping or attempting to wedge my way into private discussions. What I’m referring to is general open dialogue — the kind that’s going on around us all the time.
The source of my mental discomfort?
I’m beginning to hear things that truly frighten me. It’s almost as if there’s some kind of whisper game being played in the background, and I’m on the receiving end of a disturbing outcome.
For those of you unfamiliar with the whisper game, here’s a brief explanation of how it works. First, assemble a group of participants — 8 or 10 or 12 people, whoever is handy and in the mood. Then everyone gets in a straight line or forms a circle. Sitting is optional.