15 years of #policing taught me the enormity of the #truth and the gravity of #lies. Ignoring the true is dangerous. Believing lies is dangerous. The difference between truth and lies is a matter of life and death.
When I got hired as an 18 yr old #policeofficer, I was repeatedly warned about #gullibility and naivete. I was taught about the Value of Evidence and the need to evaluate the #credibility of every source of information.
I taught my football players and college law enforcement students for 4 decades to exercise extreme caution with advice or instruction. Be extremely careful who you get advice from and who you learn from.
Policing exposed me to a staggering volume of bullshitters, con wo/men who have zero knowledge but want to feel important by making you believe in their baseless opinions because they are bored, unfulfilled, and suffering from the pain of 5th Degree Underachieving Hell.
I’ve taught all my teams – It’s easy to ignore the truth because the truth hurts when it doesn’t fit your #ComfortCage, when the truth disrupts your #rut, when the truth upsets your #SafePlace that becomes your natural habitat.