I never lie
I lie very rarely
I lie sometimes
I lie frequently
I lie constantly
Lying is in the nature of humans. Why bother lie about it. Everyone lies for some reason or another.
My dad told me that construction barrels were full of concrete. I believed it until I was a lot older. I never ran over one for fun even though it is very tempting. My mom told me that if you pull a fire alarm you will get blue ink all over your hand. I believed it until I was a lot older. My parents also told me that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. My parents were trustworthy people. I had no reason to suspect they were making any of these things up. I still think they honestly believed all three of these things to be true. They probably heard it from a reliable person and had no reason to question it.
It is my suspicion that religion cannot exist without a presence of a large population of honest people. There is a movie called "The Invention of Lying" starring Richard Gervais. He lives in a world where nobody has ever told a lie. He tells a lie for the first time ever and uses it to manipulate a whole world full of trusting people. Prior to the establishment of Israel, there was a tradition that when someone made a business contract a bull was cut in half and the two parties walked between the severed bull. They said, "Let this happen to us if our word is not true." Honesty was a common tradition which paved the way for the Israelites to be shammed by Moses. The tradition of honesty continued and allowed Jesus to influence many people.
An honest population is ripe for new religions to emerge. Trusting people are vulnerable to be shammed. Thank God for liars. They keep our brain in good practice. We have to exercise our brain by seperating the truth from the BS. It's good for us as individuals. It's good for society.
Lying is great.
Last edited by vasuderatorrent; 11-01-13 at 11:09 PM.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Down, when tired
On, when relaxed
In, when afraid
About, when lazy
Against, when teetering
With, when the wife's happy with me
Without, when the wife's not
Outside, when camping
Between, when mediating
So I guess I lie quite a lot.
Who chimes "No Absolutes!" chimes absolutely.
I work in management. If omission of the truth is a lie, I lie all the damn time.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
Well I'm going with those other 10 liars and claiming that I NEVER lie. Never.
I drive myself crazy.
Drive myself crazy.
Thinkin' of you.