Gullible defined by Webster’s dictionary as easily duped or cheated
. I have Been thinking about this concept a great deal lately. It seems that I several people that are really gullible. So much so that at times it seems that they do not live in reality and I am finding it harder and hard to validate our friendship. I am a person that has a great deal of patience but there seems to be something that I just can not seem to stand. That one thing is being lied to. You see I am not a gullible person, in fact I am the exact opposite I do not trust people and make them prove it before I will accept whatever they are telling me.
I have tried to do a great deal of soul-searching especially when it comes to my career. Those who have followed me have seen this concept expressed in most of the posts lately. I wish I could say that I have made some great strides or progress; however no such luck I still feel like I have yet to really start. This may be because I am still trying to set my foundation to start. The song “They say vision” by Res was a fitting song for today with thoughts of being gullible, lies and progress I am in a unique place of really trying to narrow my focus and get things accomplished.
I wanna try that pill that people take
Make you believe all the things that people say
Sick of shuckin’ ’round with a screwed up face
With my heels dug in trying to leave a trace
Now come on put me down somehow
How you lose your faith
(just take my hand and lead me where you wanna)
The first verse(above) high lights the start of a journey looking over the perception that a person has and the way others interact with them based on this perception. In realizing what this perception is and understanding it a person can use this to their advantage putting their foot forward to make progress. Last night I attended a networking event through LinkedIn while I did no meet anyone in my industry I was able to meet some unique and interesting people. I learned several things about myself, and about how I perceive people at events. While everyone their was there to networks and make connections some to progress their career, some to just meet people, and other to look for a career change, I noticed that the interactions at first seemed strained but as the night progressed became more fluid, relaxed and conversational. Today I was reminded of this in listening to the first verse it is because of faith that we each have in our experiences and expertise that we put ourselves in uncomfortable situation in order to further ourselves.
The Chorus(below) is an eerie melody that captures the recurring concept of vision, perception and image that we must be used to reflect the best qualities that we have. Thinking back to last night I found it difficult to tell other what I do not that it is hard, but just difficult to really explain to non-scientists. I never really took into consideration the ability to simplify scientific concepts as a necessity, but last night I found that it was. the night progressed and I became more fluid in explaining the intricacies of who I worked for, where I was located and what I did. they do say vision, and it is how people perceive your confidence and demeanor. I hopefully will become more fluid with these aspects as my career progresses.
Pay no more mind to what you think you’ve seen
It’s as they do only
Say what they say
‘Cause there’s only one way
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain’t know no way
Industry’s down think I’ve died and I’ve flown away
So so long to them thieves who came and took all the things to say
I play the joker sometimes but then those moments slide back my way
‘Cause for real I’d give my soul away
Give it all away
(so take my hand and lead me where you wanna)
The second verse(above) captures some of the heart of being gullible and how it applies to Res’ definition of perception. The loose of soul, or individuality. I find myself examining these concepts and re-examining them all the time because these are really hard to reconcile with how I want to progress. While last nights adventure and my narrative are still being written it is hard to really grasp where I am going next putting a goal in front and reaching it.
The song concludes with a round of the chorus and theme(below) looking back over the course and progression of the song I understand now what I really gained last night. No I did not get any job offers, make any significant contacts but the experience in itself was rewarding as I think I began to understand myself better. I am not gullible and I hate lies but this is one of several strengths that I have. I am a scientist analytical nature and analyzing the details of this song and last nights networking event perception of me at least was seen that I am a man that knows what he wants and understand what he does. The simplification of what I do needs work and I understand that but Res’ they do say vision and mine is to continue with self reflection to be a better worker, husband, man and eventually a father.
I know where they all go find someplace
Where they don’t mind loafing about the waste
They-Say Vision takes you back to where no conscience
Free from how you really see
And if you think that you know
Take the back road
They got you where they want
They got you