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21-08-2016, 03:23 PM
Do you ever lie?
There was a very interesting discussion of this topic on today's NPR TED Radio Hour.

http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/

It seems we lie less through emails than on the phone which I thought was interesting. ...... and let's be honest, we ALLLLL lie.

People justify their lies and rationalize what the gains are vs the risk of getting caught. It was an interesting program.

I admit it, I have lied. Unsure Have any of you lied about anything on this forum?

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21-08-2016, 03:41 PM
RE: Do you ever lie?
Nope, never. Angel

Seriously now, I cannot recall lying on this Forum.

IRL I may withhold information but I don’t lie very often, at least I don’t think I do.

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21-08-2016, 03:42 PM
RE: Do you ever lie?
(21-08-2016 03:23 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  There was a very interesting discussion of this topic on today's NPR TED Radio Hour.

http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/

It seems we lie less through emails than on the phone which I thought was interesting. ...... and let's be honest, we ALLLLL lie.

People justify their lies and rationalize what the gains are vs the risk of getting caught. It was an interesting program.

I admit it, I have lied. Unsure Have any of you lied about anything on this forum?

I don’t lie if I can avoid it, but that’s not to say that I don’t ever lie. I happen to be a very bad liar so I limit myself to doing it only when I deem it necessary. I'm an even worse liar to someone that I know well, so I generally not only stick to the truth, but I'm prone to offering information not asked so that everything gets out on the table. As for situations where I'm less familiar with people, to avoid lying, I try to stick to need to know information while omitting anything that I don’t want known. If I just don’t bring it up, then people won’t think to ask… then I don’t have to lie. I’m also prone to fudging details or changing names and locations (to protect the innocent).

So in keeping with my modus operandi, I will not specify whether or not I've lied on this forum.
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21-08-2016, 03:49 PM
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I'm lying right now.
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21-08-2016, 03:52 PM
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(21-08-2016 03:49 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  I'm lying right now.




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21-08-2016, 03:54 PM
RE: Do you ever lie?
Even tho I have no problem lying I actually lie very rarely these days. When I do, it's usually to get out of trouble or some white lie to avoid feelings get hurt.
When I was younger I lied a lot , to my parents, in school, to cops on occasion and obviously to the girls when I was in the dating game Angel
On this forum? I don't think so.

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21-08-2016, 04:00 PM
Do you ever lie?
Yes, therefore god. Checkmate ray comfort

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21-08-2016, 04:00 PM
RE: Do you ever lie?
Hell, I'm not even using my real name here.
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21-08-2016, 04:07 PM
RE: Do you ever lie?
I try not to lie except by omission. It's too hard to keep track of lies and being able to trust and be trusted is important to me.

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21-08-2016, 04:10 PM
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(21-08-2016 04:00 PM)pablo Wrote:  Hell, I'm not even using my real name here.

I will not specify whether or not I'm using my real name. Drinking Beverage
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