The dumb people of this world, bless their hearts, are easy to spot. You just listen for their nonstop opinions on things they know little if anything about. And then there’s the idiotic behavior they exhibit proudly and the moronic and dangerous way they drive. They are easy to avoid or at least recognize so protection against their schemes and slander is easy. The smart ones are much more cunning and clever. This can be a very good thing if harnessed properly but a very horrible thing if not. The smart and quieter ones hide stuff. They keep their secrets and lies mingled. They bottle up their emotions and express their anger or jealously in quiet and patient ways, often calculating and obsessing about it. This smart ones who choose to lie figure our exactly what might work and the lies flow like butter. You never quite know where you stand. Of course this is all working under the assumption that people would actually choose to do things that are wrong, aka sin. You see, in these days, people will be lovers of self, following any whim and desire that pops into their heads, regardless of consequences or how it makes anyone else feel. This appears to be true of everyone (Christian and non-Christian alike) who is not purposefully serving and worshipping and focusing on God. I see it everywhere, in about every home. Even Christian (supposedly) homes, spouses often focus on their own desires rather than serving God and their spouse/family. This should not be. The dumb ones at least warn you of their thoughts by actively revealing them to you. The “smart” ones sneak and peek and say one thing and do whatever they want whenever there is a cover up to be had- which there always is because lies are always in great supply. The enemy, the father of lies, sees to that. So, guard your hearts, dear ones, for the you only can control and know your own. Leave the rest to God and shine in the face of everything else. You are a treasure, no matter what battle you face. You are loved, no matter who treats you unkindly. You are amazing, no matter who treats you as less than amazing.