Thursday, February 14, 2008

Truth hurts

When I was a kid there used to be this great public service announcement put out by the Church of Latter Day Saints- the Mormons, . The commercial was catchy and made me think that muggers were going to abduct me if I started lying.

When you tell one lie, it leads to another
So you tell two lies to cover each other
Then you tell three lies and, oh brother
You’re in trouble up to your ears!....

Since you were a little kid, your parents have been urging you to tell the truth. Then why is it, that that telling the truth is so hard? Because nobody wants to hear the truth, it's not politically correct. If you went around telling the truth all day, you would be in some serious doodoo. Jack Nicholson says it best:

Seems to me that everybody lies. I think it's a human behavior. I'm not necessarily saying that everyone is a bold-faced lier. Some lies are confabulations (white lies) and are usually cute and cuddly, because you're just "stretching" the truth. Other lies are more more involved. Some people lie to themselves. This is called denial. And as Mark Twain said- Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. Some people get so caught up in their lies, they believe them. They suffer from Mythomania, or pathological lying. We, in the United States have many of these types running our government.

When people hear the truth, they usually wish it was a lie. Why is this?

Truth Hurts

p.s. happy valentines day!!!

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