More Thoughts on Lying…

Published January 7, 2023 by Nan Mykel

</a

Another possible response to the person who has just lied to me:

“I can’t believe you believe that” or “actually believe that.” A good one, eh? Got that one from Three Quarks Daily.

I have also had the following thoughts since that earlier post:

When someone lies to me I subsequently question all his/her/their further statements, and even their earlier ones, as folks are doing with George Santos today.

When someone lies to me I sense an increased distance from the person: a friend is really less of a friend, a lover less close.

I’m not perfect. I recall one time I lied because I was so embarrassed by a question that I felt unable to respond otherwise. That was years ago but I still regret the incident. Maybe I’ll have to think of something to say to avoid lying….I reckon “Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies?” Or better, “That’s hard to say.”

And if we decide not to lie, I reckon we still need to be kind. Suggestions for how to do that in a further post?

Please share your own experiences here...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Mock Paper Scissors

The Internet's Band of Incorrigible Spitballers® and Cult Failure Since 2006

Pacific Paratrooper

This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information

Edge of Humanity Magazine

An Independent Non-Discriminatory Platform With No Religious, Political, Financial, or Social Affiliations

K E Garland

Inspirational kwotes, stories and images

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Art and Literature Beyond Borders

Thar She Blows!

What if lesbians were insecure about the length of their fingers?

Darcy Hitchcock

Envision a sustainable future

Barbara Crane Navarro

Rainforest Art Project - Pas de Cartier !

Kate Lunsford

Reflective Writing

Rosamond Press

A Newspaper for the Arts

Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News

Second Look Behind the Headlines - News you can use...

Aging Capriciously

Divergent Thoughts on Life, Love and Death

Some View on the World

With previous posting of "Our World" on Blogger

Filosofa's Word

Cogito Ergo Sum

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Catxman's Cradle

Catxman dances, Catxman spins around, leaps ....... // I sing a song, a song of hope, a song of looove -- a song of burning roses. / Synthesizer notes. // (c) 2021-22

Mapping uncertainty

When nothing is certain anything is possible

%d bloggers like this: