Funny how things come full circle. I started this blog almost a year ago, mainly as a way to purge my thoughts of a house guest from hell, a “friend” who had created a web of lies he called a life, but showed his true self during a visit to my home. Due to my connections with this person, I didn’t want to put him on blast, to out him to our social circle which included people from non-profit organizations we both worked to help (or so I thought). I had my blog, my safe place to purge, to vent. However, in the past year this person’s web of lies came crashing down around him. Grains of truth started to pour throw the cracks as his lies crumbled. It wasn’t long before he was excised from my social circle, I had hoped for good.
The thing about people whose life a life built on lies, they rarely stay gone for long. They believe their lies and believe if they repeat them to enough be people, others will be believe them too. This person resurfaced last week. He is spreading more lies, playing the victim and attempting to discredit a lot of good people and the work they do. He is nothing but a con man and attention whore. And to further his lies, he is involving thousand of people via social media. People who have been shielded from his true self, who myself and others have not wanted to drag into the drama, as we have truth on our side. But he went there. He posted all over social media lies for no reason other to make himself the victim. Why do people do that? Why must adults act like children for the sole purpose of attention.
And the clean up is exhausted. Answering questions, defending yourself and others. Providing proof of your actions, actions taken to protect a group, actions you never thought would be questioned or turned into something so far off the mark it unrecognizable. But I will say, for those to take a step back, who looks at how both sides handle the situation, actions to speak louder than words. Some “friends” may have been lost along they way, but in reality, they were not friends. They were associates of convenience. People who were easily swayed, some by the drama that certain people are drawn to. Some with misplaced loyalty for a liar. The latter, they will one day be burned the way I was…and maybe they too will start a blog as a way to cope.