Have We Been Lied To?


Here is the second prompt for the Live Your Legend Writing Challenge.

What really makes you angry about the world?

Dale Carnegie used to say that anyone could become a great public speaker if they were angry enough. And when it comes to helping people and living your legend, starting with your biggest frustrations can open up a lot of ideas as to the difference you want to make. Think of what consistently makes you mad about the world and what you wish was different.

Then write a few sentences or more about it and why.

Here goes!

I think the biggest thing I get angry about the world is the lies we are told and the programming we’ve been put through.

What do I mean by this?

The first thing would be how our system assigns us our gender roles.

From early on we are told what a boy is supposed to act like and what a girl is supposed to act like. 

This had caused so many problems around the world and is the main cause for the patriarchal mindset we see in almost all nations.

The strong male model is regarded as superior and is often thought to be the one that should be in control within the family, in business, and in government.

Women are regarded as the lesser sex and are often seen as a possession in some countries.  In many places, they cannot work or vote.  They have no say in the household.  Their only purpose is to bear children and take care of their husband’s needs.

I wrote something on this after reading what a fellow blogger had to endure as a young woman.  You can check that out here.

This patriarchal mindset has also been the reason why the LGBTQ community suffers so much strife.

It really gets my panties in a bunch when I think about the fact that people still care about who is sleeping with who, or who is loving who.

It’s not as bad as when I was young.  I mean, you really had to hide being gay when I was growing up in the Bronx.  I think that is what caused me so much strife growing up.  I was being inauthentic.  I never brought any of my boyfriends over for the holidays.

Even after my cousin outed me, I still refrained from talking about it. 

As I said, it’s not as bad nowadays, but we still have issues.  Children are committing suicide because they cannot be accepted for who they are.  Here’s one story.

Another thing is how each religion has programmed the masses into believing their particular set of dogmatic doctrine. 

I’ll just leave a couple of  links to explain a bit.

Waking Up From Religion

9 Difference Between Religion And Spirituality

Journey To Awareness

The last thing would be the downright lies we get from our government.

They lied about spying on us.

They lied about the TPP.

They lied about so many things it’s unbelievable. 

I have posted about it, but I don’t want to make this post filled with links.  You’ll just have to believe me.

This might seem like a lot.  But, to be totally honest it all boils down to the false information that has been passed down from generation to generation.  

Then, with the invention of the television the programming really went full force. 

We truly have been programmed how to think.  But, more and more people are waking up and a shift in the paradigm is in the making.

Just take a look all over the world.  It’s a Revolution.

Do you agree or disagree?

Do you have anything to add?

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Jose Cosme

Originally from Bronx, New York, Joe is no stranger to adversity. Having studied many philosophies, he has triumphed over these adversities and has helped others do the same. Professionally, Joe has had the rich experience of working with people with disabilities as he helped them reach their fullest potential. Now, as the creator of the "What I Gotta Say About It" blog, Joe continues to influence the world as he helps people to realize their highest potential and to reach for the unlimited possibilities available to us all.


  1. Pingback: We have been lied to...now what? - Non Conformist Experience

    • Hey! Thank you so much for linking to my article. I appreciate the support. I totally agree. Starting from scratch might be the only way. Good luck on you journey. 🙂 Joe

  2. These mindsets have been built over centuries and almost impossible to break down because they are perpetuated and passed on from one generation to the next. Great post Joe.

    • Thank you Jacqueline. I’ve always questioned things I was told. When I was young, my father used to dress up as Santa Clause on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve was always spent at my grandparents house. All my cousins would sit around and wait for Santa to come in with the big sack of gifts. At around 8 years old I had a feeling Santa was really my Papi, as us Puerto Ricans call our fathers. My parents denied this until I threatened to pull Santa’s beard off while receiving my gift. They finally admitted that Santa was really my father and pleaded not to ruin it for the rest of the kids. If you look at it, that was the beginning of the belief that I should not tell the truth because it might make others unhappy. Just a thought. How many of us are continuing the lies because we don’t want to stir the pot? 🙂 Joe

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