You cannot believe everything you see. Evil is quite good at putting on a show. But behind the curtain, a different story is playing itself out.
Be wary of anyone saying what you want to hear. People demonstrate who and what they are. Flattering words are but a means to deceive.
To trick someone, you must focus their attention elsewhere. Get them to dwell upon themselves. They will not see what is sneaking up from behind.
There are those utterly lacking in scruples. Poison is oft mixed with honey, else it would be refused. Be careful of that which they offer as drink.
The truth is indeed a bitter pill to swallow. But choosing to believe something does not make it so. Dare to look at that which gives you pause.
This is a dangerous world we live in. It falls to us to rise to the occasion. By facing your fears you just might avoid one vicious stab to the back.