Stop lying to us,
Or whatever it is you want to call it.
Some would use the words
To twist or bend or shape
To ones own view of a world
That’s already uncertain in its terms.
None of us can possibly know,
So stop telling us that you do.
We’d rather hear you say the words
“I haven’t got a clue.”
I feel for people in power because I get that we don’t always have the answers and these are the people that are supposed to have them. They are the people that we all look to and the people we criticise for not making the right decisions.
But in a global pandemic, when there is a new virus doing the rounds, nobody can know the answers. We are all just winging it and yet there are so many ‘experts’ on the TV at the moment, all of them clamouring to tell us that they have had the right answers all along.
Please stop lying to us. If you don’t know the answers or you’ve made mistakes in the past few weeks and months, hold your hands up and just tell us.
It’s a difficult thing to do and I know that I have a habit of trying to gloss over my mistakes or just outright lie about making them. I guess this pandemic has the power to teach us all a thing or two about ourselves and hopefully we can change for the better as we come out of this.