I have the skill of working people out – as to them being authentic, or fake, and whether they are manipulative and exploitative. All due to a lifetime of ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’. A lifetime of surviving and dealing with toxic people. It has created a skillset beyond the norm, which I required from a young age, to survive.
Red flags occur all the time in my life. My personal life, and on social media. I will come to know someone is not authentic (including on social media) and this has been proven correct and accurate, so many times. I will detect a fake, quicker than most people. Even quicker than many who know about toxic people.
One of things I truly hate in humanity – is the ease of which so many people will manipulate others, through lies and deceit, and exploit people in the process.
I see this within the pseudoscience world…. so many con artists peddling lies, to exploit people for money. And exploiting people’s insecurities and worries about health and the health of their children.
So many people out there, are exploiting people with alternative health, that has zero evidence of efficacy and dangerous stupidity is being encouraged. Anti-vaxxers are huge perpetrators of spreading lies. They work on promoting fear and a belief in conspiracy, that is now leading to formerly eradicated diseases coming back and the death of children as a result. There is no evidence that vaccinations are dangerous, or cause autism or any other issues. But, there are many people promoting this conspiracy theories about Big Pharma and they are delusional.
And anti-vaxxers are just one area of dangerous and delusional thinking, that is negatively impacting society. Another example is pyramid/MLM schemes that promote lies and deceit. One company I became aware of who engage in this is DoTERRA Essential Oils, who have been slammed by the FDA for insinuating oils can cure cancer, Ebola and autism. And they have a deceitful marketing scam in place, which is complete lies – that their oils are ‘therapeutic grade’. There is no such thing. The only ‘essential’ part of essential oils, is believing their lies. That is essential to them successfully conning you. When I found out this company are based completely on lies and exploitation, I realised just how deep the levels of con artistry exist within the pseudoscience world.
This from Dr George Simon – is insight into the minds of pseudoscience promoters….. who do not want to submit to the greater knowledge, research and understanding of scientists and experts in the field….
“To have character integrity you have to not only be genuine but also principled. Moreover, to be properly principled you have to both respect and be willing to subordinate yourself to some “higher power” or authority. Ultimately, the mark of the disturbed character is their deficient or absent recognition of and submission to a higher power.
The manipulative personality is a particular breed of character. Most folks manipulate to some degree. But some folks “con” as a lifestyle. Such disturbed characters get the things they want from people through deception and trickery. They are who they are, which I suppose makes them “authentic” in one regard. But they’re not who they appear to be when they present themselves to you. So that makes them inherently dishonest – proverbial wolves in sheep’s clothing.”
~ Dr George Simon – Expert In Toxic People & Author of In Sheep’s Clothing.
You only have to look at the obvious BS being promoted by people like David Avacodo Wolfe – who is indeed a #WolfeInSheepsClothing. He peddles absolute BS and so many fall for it. It is a dire state that society is in, when he has over a million followers on Facebook alone, and so many choose to agree with his beliefs – such as ‘gravity is a toxin’, ‘chocolate is an octave of the sun’ and ‘the earth is flat’. I find it absolutely bizarre that people swallow that BS. But, I also suspect Wolfe knows he is peddling BS, and he is actually laughing at how much BS people will swallow. I think he really knows what he is doing, and a master con artist. Either that, or one of the most delusional people on the planet. And he is getting very rich – despite claiming that Big Pharma are only in it for the money. Does Wolfe supply his supplements and ‘natural’ products etc for free……….no of course he doesn’t.
And some people truly buy into the belief that believing lies and BS, makes you ‘open minded’. It helps them rationalise their irrational thinking. Their capacity for insight and critical thinking, does not exist.
Some people will claim all of this is harmless. But, it isn’t. The bigger picture is it’s dangerous and affects the health of people, and worse – is harming children.
It also encourages delusional thinking – because any thinking that is based upon lies, with no evidence to prove it’s efficacy – is delusional.
I can see so clearly how people are being manipulated by all these con artists, and frauds. And whilst I think it is each persons own right to try to cure their e.g. cancer with essential oils, or homeopathy, or salt lamps….. it is NOT okay that children are being medically neglected as a result. Children should have rights to have their medical needs met, in an appropriate manner. When parents choose #naturalnonsense – they are failing to meet their children’s medical needs. Which is medical neglect and child abuse. Even if not intentionally meant. And I care that children are suffering and dying, as a result of all this.
I am an advocate for children’s rights and I speak out against physical discipline, against abuse of all kinds, and instead I promote treating children with dignity, respect and in non harmful ways. And with the same rights adults want. When people fail to treat children appropriately, I do speak up. Because children don’t have a voice and they need adults to speak up for them. I am one person who does. My integrity and principles, lead me to speak up.
I have a great need for authenticity and honesty in my life, and an intolerance of toxic people who choose their harmful actions and behaviours. And not because I hate them, or wish anything bad on them………. but because I clearly see the harm caused, as a result.
I do not condone, encourage, justify or minimize the effects of harmful, dishonest, fake, manipulative, exploitative and abusive choices – made by grown adults. And I see very clearly how a selfish mindset, combined with a lack of conscience/morals/principles, a lack of shame/guilt/empathy…….. leads of con artistry and exploitation.
It’s never okay and it’s never something that should be ignored. And I won’t ignore it. I can’t. Not when children are being harmed.
And even though this makes me unpopular with many, I will continue to be authentic, principled, transparent and I will continue speak up.
~ Lilly Hope Lucario
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