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the Infinite Monkey speaks: on truth

Random brilliance from across the blogosphere…


It’s hard to tell the truth, I guess, even to the person you know will love you no matter what.  Maybe we’re afraid of disappointing them.  Maybe we’re afraid of someone seeing us as who we really are.

 – K C Leighton


I Have Spies, Girls With Freckles Can’t Be Punk Rockers, and Other Lies My Mother Told Me

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  1. I think a lot of lies are also fear based, and that we are afraid of either giving the “wrong” answer, or of speaking a truth that may cause worse problems than the lie.

    October 14, 2012
    • I agree with you! I try not to tell lies, but back when I did the lie Query, I noticed that I was telling little white lies at work. They were all geared toward “helping” the medicine go down, so to speak, making the bad news a little bit easier to swallow. I didn’t even realize that I’d been doing it before that Query made me start paying attention. I felt the truth would cause more trouble. And I was afraid that, without the lie, I would look bad or be thought of badly (if only for being the bearer of bad news). I was afraid of the reaction I would get if I told the bare truth. Fear is a big motivator in life, my life at least. I’m trying to work on that (what am I not trying to work on is the real question!).

      October 15, 2012

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