At one company I worked for the EVP said there are 2 kinds of people:
1. Those that believe everything someone says
2. Those that believe nothing anyone says
I used to be in the first camp and now I’m firmly in the second. I went through a transition period where I tried to discern who was telling the truth and about what but that was taking too much time and energy. Now I just listen and wait. Time always separates those that do from those that talk about what they would like to do.