“Lying is a cooperative act…We’re against lying, but we’re covertly for it, in ways that our society has sanctioned for centuries and centuries.” That quote from Pamela Meyer validates my belief that honesty is counter-cultural.
Honesty is a culturally threatening; few people make it a constant choice. Lying is so prevalent that it’s counter-cultural to choose to be honest.
“On a given day, studies show that you may be lied to anywhere from 10 to 200 times. Now granted, many of those are white lies.”
“White lies”? Lying is so common we even have designations for lies.
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Values
This past weekend I was in a conversation with a group of people about when they received their first pair of glasses. I received my first pair of glasses in second grade. I couldn’t read the blackboard in school very well.
One person said third grade.
Another said fifth grade.
A fourth person said, “in junior high.”
“Really?”, I asked.
He added, “Well, I needed them years before, but I was just faking it.”
Just Faking It
Ah, just faking it.
Too often we fake reality wishing it was different, when it’s not.