Pascal Derrien

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Try Honesty !

Try Honesty !

Who would have thought that the king of BS on my right would be subject to stage fright ? Who would have suspected the queen of intrigues to suffer from mild mental fatigue ? Absorb your fears in an instant with a brain cake & a snow flake says the add on TV. When all you got to sell is a lack of credibility and a bit of made up currency I am not even sure I should suggest honesty!

I should laugh at all this and I would if I could. Maybe it's time, if it's not already too late, to put the foot on the pedal brake. How about we stopped ignoring that the whole thing is as fake as a talking rake. At a time where so many two legged fancy themselves as the ultimate warrior (without applying the necessary rigour), there seems to be no shame in claiming to be a new guru since stupidity is no longer a taboo. How about we try honesty?

The head of contradiction loves its function, he preaches starvation as a form of salvation. In his world you bound to salvage the savage before he does too much damage. It's not us I swear, the mentally deranged forced his way out of the cage, I am positive he was on rampage. Sometimes Great almighty you say the world is a vast conspiracy party, I bet you never tried honesty.   

Humble pie and the brigade of lies don't make great allies. With nothing left to fight but rotting in sight, potatoes armies are sent to combat the blight. Its called a predicament rather than a plight, a knight you call me , that's so pretty and fancy to describe a bag and a dead body. You all seem very friendly but I sometimes wonder if only the enemy has what it takes when it comes to honesty?

Our head of governments are so manic and constantly living in a perpetual state of panic, always keen to serve us an unpleasant picnic. Frequently they make us consume brutal sandwiches with ingredients so barbaric you would think their vision of the world is beyond empiric. They supply us with a double-decker so erratic that only the club filled with its clique would claim its ecstatic. I am probably appealing to the wrong people category but I for once would like to implore them to show some pity and have a penchant for honesty.

If you don't I wont and if you wont I don't. Its not like saying repeatedly that you drink too much coffee. This is way beyond so imagine for a second that you have parked some obscure sense of insecurity and gave a try to 


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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #41

Ahh don't say that. I choose to read it so don't you shoo me away now :P

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #40

There are a few unresolved tech issues on the site that said thanks for the kind words and dropping by, there is no obligation in reading my broken prose for anybody and I fully get people have other things to do too :-) In your own time and if you don't read it is probably not worth it :-)

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #39

This is a funny comment thread whose eating up all your comments Pascal Derrien I'm with Randall and Harvey they make some great points - You can ask anyone and everyone for honesty but you can only expect it from yourself; be true to yourself and the rest will follow. Great article sorry for the delay in almost most of my articles on beBee I am crying a river a try and get the beBee app on my phone to act normal! As always a big high five on yet another awesome piece of writing. I call it so as your words flow with rhythm and poise as many would agree. Pal please keep them coming & send me a message if I'm not reading them OMG I guess I need to subscribe to emails of my favorite people here as my feed sucks ROLOL.

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #38

interesting and timely reminder about the absolute thruth Tausif Mundrawala there is only one version of the truth indeed :-)

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #37

that's very true Neil Smith :-)

Neil Smith

3 years ago #36

I don't believe that it takes a lot of effort to lie Pascal. It does however take a lot of effort to remember to whom you told which lie. The effort required to not trip yourself up seems quite huge and probably not worth the effort.

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #35

oh thanks Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic that's a comment and a half that made me smile :-)

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #34

To be honest, I was trying to write a comment but didn't manage to find appropriate words. I wish we have the Clapp button like on Medium, and then I would hit the button at least 50 times. :-)

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #33

Don't get me started on personal branding 😊

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #32

A very accurate take on the topic with always your unique style Mr CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit I guess if it was easy everybody would do it now I am not sure I should believe it but I am told it takes a lot of efforts to lie too :-)

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #31

The slogan for honesty should be "It F'ing Hurts" and if it does not, we are being honest about superficial things. Too many times honesty is touted as a machismo but not as truth, which is a truth that we throw back at other people. This is not the truth that we either get angry about when it shaves our chinny-chin or the truth we really do not want to face or exposed to the world. This is why when the world messes with our privacy it can endanger our sense of well-being. We watch so much media that we focus more on what is fake about fake news than truth that is our own truth, between our mind and heart, our heart and our gut and our gut and our mind. Honesty is in the bones of the individual who owns it, but anything beyond that turns honesty into one more value judgement. The truth never looks more scarier than the lies we ALL tell ourselves or the face we are not that evolved to actually see or may never actually see in our lifetime, which is our actual truth.

fully agree and you had the courage to express it Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #29

many thanks a true test of any of us :-)

good point

beautiful Pascal Derrien well said and yes, honesty is the key to living life to the truest

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #26

I have called the fire brigade Ken Boddie you will be fine I promise, its true water they carry it helps the liar and savvy :-) ,

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #25

I honestly would if I honestly could. But I honestly can't so I honestly shan't. Must ruh off now and find some water, as my pants are on fire!

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #24

Ah many thanks Phil Friedman great comment from somebody who in my books has one of the highest level of integrity, now that comes sometimes with being misunderstood and finger pointed so I guess truth has a price......... not traded on the Bitcoin market yet.... :-)

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #23

Lyon Brave I can understand how people may think you can come across as brutally honest not always a bad thing me thinks. Lies don't stand the test of time truth does ....well at least I would like to believe it

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #22

#17 glad I triggered the writing engine again, on your opening I think based on what i can sense you probably have a higher level of integrity than most and that could be a problem but not necessarily your problem :-) Devesh \ud83d\udc1d Bhatt

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #21

actually Honesty was the first word I learned in English when Billy Joel's song was played on the radio when I was bambino :-)

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #20

thanks Randall Burns appreciate the kind words and the honest recommendation :-)

Randall Burns

3 years ago #19

Great piece Pascal Derrien, meant to comment sooner and something "urgent" came up. Amazing flow and rhythm with a poignant message. You can ask anyone and everyone for honesty but you can only expect it from yourself; be true to yourself and the rest will follow.

Randall Burns

3 years ago #18

there's issues on every post throughout beBee, some missing 20 and more comments, very hard to carry on a dialogue I've been seeing it for a couple of days

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

3 years ago #17

CONTD (PLS READ IN CONTINUATION TO FIRST COMMENT) What differentiates the living from the dead? I guess it is the ability to define our experiences, even machines can initiate change, but they cannot define their experience, merely what they executed. Some call this experience at a cognitive level, a delusion. Equating the breeze to the music in my mind... an experience which is a delusion, hence dishonest. In the West, it is bad to have such delusions and yet the ultimate goal is to infuse these delusions into machines, give life. How self contradictory. Maybe it is the duality of it all In Eastern traditions, the marketed versions, it is more self contradictory to presume the World as a delusion and then equate Divine intervention with these very delusions. Again, the duality. Frankly, honesty requires Truth and Truth is really hard to discover even though it is evident. It is easier to presume Truth so as to discover the "Untruth". Hence we doubt everything and rightly so, because Honesty is not completely Honest to begin with, we use one presumption of Truth to destroy many presumptions of everything else, including Honesty until we arrive at the Presumption of Truth itself, which is a lie, hence Dishonest. Truth is, nothing can be reduced to a single dimension, it is time to act and gain leverage of achievement so that "contempt" of the world becomes a choice and not a compulsion and Bullshit feels proud when i call out its name. Today Bullshit feels ashamed. Your writing, it has literally put me in a spin.

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

3 years ago #16

Is Nature Honest? Are rocks, oceans, animals, trees etc honest all the time. Am i consistently honest? i am not. I am often dishonest. Should i pursue greater levels of honesty? By greater levels, am i not subjecting honesty to a scale of consequence wherein i feel honesty is judged based on intent and/or action and i must be fair and evaluate myself as i evaluate others, through cynical reflections of the self? Eventually, all that i get is the reinforcement of biases seeped in presumptions of love or contempt. Merely arriving at the answers as to why i am the way i am to prove it to other human beings. Why must i answer all this in a social context , more so to people who care about me, some of who... subject me to harsher versions of social adversity and have learnt to be part of systems that destroy life and the living with the least imaginative and most horrific forms of cruelty. Honesty in all other aspects requires time, effort and money except if i chose to be honestly cruel. I think these things now, i shall think the same things even after i achieve something. i do not set out to achieve honesty because the only outcome is the reinforcement of somethings that i already know when life could have served a better purpose. CONTD

Lyon Brave

3 years ago #15

I still remember the day i realized the world was full of liars. It was horrifying to realize my whole life most people had been lying. I was taught to be brutally honest, like a fool. Secrecy is king. How i wish I would of known the simple truth that everyone seems to know, that the world is full of liars.

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #14

Wow! Pascal, one of the best you've ever done. Were it that those who need it most would heed the message. But that has less chance than a snowball in boiling water. LOL and shaking my head. Cheers!

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #13

Lol...#7 - 10! Amen for forgiveness; that is the hardest pill to swallow. Been there, done it, dropped it. re-did it, and hell...makes "misguided legacy, antagonism, misplaced jealousy" look like a cryptic crossword question. Love your discussion Pascal Derrien :)

Wowsa! Love the rhythm of this piece. It's a #1 chart topper, IMO. Honesty is definitely being challenged these days.

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #11

Ok now that we have some momentum i believe we need to set a campaign headquarters and develop our slogans.

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #10

that makes at the very least two supporters now ... :-)

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #9

Our honor is tested within the face of controversy. "misguided legacy, antagonism, misplaced jealousy" this is the controversy that honor will address within its own paradigm to balance the thoughts through honest discourse. The twists we have added to the concept of honor has made it conditional. Being human is not conditional nor is honor. Each of us is allowed to be human, thus honor should always be present in both. All that being said we are far from perfect. But we have a fix within honor that helps us past our weaknesses, forgiveness. A supporter of honor.

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #8

thanks Harvey Lloyd the naïve in me likes the concept of honour, misguided legacy, antagonism, misplaced jealousy can all contribute to a lack of honesty. Sometimes people are not dishonest by design it may happen by accident or for a short period of time..... the danger then is to fall into complacency :-)

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #7

Honesty is a concept that only hails from honor. A style of honor that has been slowly slipping from mankind. An honor that causes us to see each as their own person with respect and understanding. Only then can we be honest. Politics and group think have agendas that honor can not survive within and once it is gone, honesty is now pegged to serve success. This leaves us with the only position one can take, all are greedy and should be treated as such, losing our own honor within this answer.

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #6

Dude! (does one even say that anymore..?). Bro - you got it down! What you have down is perfect for rap. That said, I'm listening to the music you put with, you're a Rock Star :)

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #5

YO Lisa Vanderburg :-) would be good indeed if that could be turned into a musical context :-) its a kind of broken and irregular urban poetry probably more broken than poetry :-)

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #4

thanks Debasish Majumder much appreciated your seal of approval :-)

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #3

Is Pascal Derrien rapping?

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #2

I cannot help myself - I fell into your poetry Pascal Derrien. That is a priceless line 'bound to salvage the savage before he does too much damage' and I can see you rapping to this, clever fella!

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #1

as usual awesome your buzz is Pascal Derrien!enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

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