We can all be manipulated

Read today that Lou Pearlman died. Name might not mean much to you, but Lou was a big deal in the 2000’s. He founded and launched most of the boy bands of the late 90’s and 2000’s like Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, and many others. Basically responsible for launching Justin Timberlake into superstardom.

Poor Lou, though. Fella died in prison. Got caught up running a $300 million dollar ponzi scheme. Had a bunch of rich guys investing in his “airline.” Only problem is that he had no planes, no pilots, no stewardesses, no passengers, no clients, no tickets. All he had was a fancy brochure with the picture of a toy plane he held up in the sky and took an up close picture to give it perspective.

Perspective is like that. When used against us it can blind us to the truth. It makes us all susceptible to illusion.

Must evaluate myself today and make sure that I’m not blind to the truth.

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