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butterflydusk44

the thing is:

 

While you're growing up, you're taught to filter your words, and "if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything". Being dishonest might not be lying, exactly, but it leads to lying. Here:

 

You're three years old. You tell your mother's friend her dress looks ugly. Your mother scowls you.

 

You're five years old. It's the first day of kindergarten. Your friend teases you for something true about your life.

You are taught to cry.

So you do.

 

Now you're eight years old. You've learned a lot. You don't say things because you fear people's sensitivities. 

You fear telling the truth.

 

You're eleven years old. It's your first dance. You hear your friend's crush gossip about your friend. You don't face them. You won't face them. You will never face them. And you don't tell your friend when they tell you they're asking their crush to dance.

And they're taught to cry.

So they do.

Or do they? Because maybe the other part of the equation was also taught to lie, so they accept, and they turn what could have been only a bruise into a heartbreak.

Or maybe they accept the lie they live in.

Because that's how we all are, right?

 

So I've been thinking. If we lived in a world of truth and only truth, nobody would get hurt. But if we lived in a world of lies and only lies, nobody would get hurt either.

That's a perfect world. A world where everything is just right or wrong, and there's no grey needing to be sorted. A world where everybody accepts the world they live in. But it's not that world, is it?

Because things like lies are learned. We learn to filter our words. We learn to play nice. We learn to be offended.

And some people learn more and some learn less. Learning more isn't necessarily a good thing. 

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 well mr. fox i know you've got a secret to tell

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 keep talk, non stop

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unicornwolf33

An interesting point you've brought up

Then again, if the world was full of all truths or all lies

Would we even call it truths and lies since there is now nothing to distinguish the two?

Lies aren't necessarily bad

And the truth isn't necessarily good

It's all subjective, what could be the apparent truth to you for one situation presented, is considered a lie to another in the same situation

What I wonder is if "truths" and "lies" are just constructs of the human mind

If the only animals on this planet called Earth that "lie" are humans

Therfore, would truths and lies be a purely human thing?

Hmm

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That's deep. 

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butterflydusk44

@lupa 

exactly. everything is in the grey matter, but that might be a good thing

because if we lived in a perfect world, we would have no right of choice 

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 well mr. fox i know you've got a secret to tell

 but folks, we live just to hear ourselves

 keep talk, non stop

 and it goes, until we know

 know not what to say

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crowsoul50

When topics like this come around, I like to show one of my favorite paradoxes: 

 

"This statement is false."

 

If the statement is false, then the statement is true about it being false, which makes it false. Which makes it true. Which makes it false. And so on and so forth. 

 

It kind of shows how truth and lies can sometimes be indistinguishable from each other. 

 

I'm pretty sure everyone has told a lie to protect someone at least once. Like other people have said, lies are neither good nor bad, but a grey area. 

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