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....lies of omission and other fun stuff


No one can lie, no one can hide anything, 
when he looks directly into someone's eyes.
Paulo Coelho


I was thinking about the reasons people lie....
It seems there are as many different kinds of lies as there are people 
who tell them....
I think we all do it....lie. 

There are the little white lies of course...
 most of those probably go out into the Universe with little or no impact...unnoticed...I think you know the kind...
How are you? Fine....
I was just going to call you...
I fell asleep
You look great!


And there are the lies that get told when
 when someone wants to avoid an issue or calm a situation.,,,or crate one
Lies are told to protect others...these are often considered noble....
we tell lies to protect ourselves from the possible consequences of the truth...
and of course from punishment...
or to hold on to something or gain something.

 we agree to tell each other lies 
to hold on to the status quo...
group lies can be a comforting way to avoid truth.

People lie to improve their image....
humans tend to exaggerate and bluff, to impress or mislead. 
Lies get told to gain control of a situation 
or to control another human..
Corporations and Spin Drs. do it all the time....
to control us.

Lies of omission...this are nasty things, lies of silence...
withholding of information
 thus leaving a false impression, 
allowing a false belief....
these lies can be most damaging
People who spin the truth for governments often leave out important bits of information in their desire to control how people might behave
 if they had the full truth....
Corporate news does it all the time..omits important information...
Omission is a suppression of the truth...
 Some say a lie of omission is not a lie at all, but that's a lie.


Among other common lies, we have the silent lie...the deception which one conveys by simply keeping still and concealing the truth.   Many obstinate truth-mongers indulge in this dissipation, imagining that if they speak no lie, they lie not at all.
Mark Twain

Then there are people who lie for no reason...
they lie when it would be just as easy to tell the truth.  
And they will continue the lie even when the truth is evident....
these kinds of lies make me me feel out of balance.  
I call it being gaslighted.
Most likely when someone says they will never lie to you...it's a lie..


I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Friedrich Nietzche

And of course there are the lies we tell ourselves....sigh..
but that's another whole issue...


















1 comments:

Angela Recada said...

Fascinating. . . and very honest and true.
xo

the word verification is "comet"
:0) I love that (honestly)

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