Liar, liar

The things you experience at a restaurant bar are always amazing. I have been blogging of my experiences when traveling alone and my practice of eating at the bar. I should call stories like these (check this story out)  “The Restaurant Bar Chronicles.” You never know it might be the next category on my blog.

A stranger I met when traveling shared a story that upset me for the past few weeks. The situation included an agreement or a mutual understanding between this person and a colleague. The minute an outside party  opposed the  agreement, this person’s colleague deliberately  lied and said there was no knowledge of any agreement.

What the heck just happened? The more this person thought about the situation the more they felt betrayed. We discussed how the other person thought this strategy would be effective for the future. We had more questions than answers.

How would this liar face this person again?

What will they say?

Will they just pretend that nothing happened and move forward?

Will this person let someone else take the bullet and never acknowledge what had truly happened for self gain?

It is so difficult for me to understand how the drive for power has crushed the need to have integrity. It really makes me sick when people’s egos get so inflated that they get drunk with power. So intoxicated with power and unable to see how their behavior affects human relationships.  This type of person looses sight of their own actions and becomes so obsessed with being right and in control that they will eventually fail.

Yes, they will eventually fail is my bet.

They might seem to win the battle but eventually will lose the war. When decisions get made for personal gain they are self-serving  and not sustainable,  A decision like that will eventually fail. I have blogged on this topic before in the post, I feel good. Feeling good through putting others down or throwing them under the bus simply sucks.

It is a sign of ignorance and weakness.

If people have to feel powerful by putting others down or being condescending you have to wonder how strong and smart are they.

I plainly say stop the white noise. A person drunk with power needs to stop and assess what you are truly feeling. They should test how  respectful, loyal and honest they are being to those in their life. They need to step back and force a power detox. I have learned that I won’t be in a relationship when I am not respected.

Power drunk liars suck and are among the worst people I know!-just saying….

Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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