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Lying:
« on: May 03, 2018, 02:00:18 PM »
The deliberate act of deviating from the truth.
That'll do as a definition, bullshitting is lying.

I don't accept the absolute that lying should never be done.
I cite the dementia patient who asks "when will my wife be here?"
Carer says later, even though the wife's long dead.
If the carer said she was dead, dementia guy'd be upset for hours.
Wouldn't know why after a while but still would be.
Same thing day after day until he died or the rot removed the memory.
But dementia guy isn't full faculty, this example doesn't satisfy for normal human interaction.
Fair point Green Me, so lying to children... [beard stroking smiley]

I avoid lying, I don't like doing it and it is a truism that it complicates things.

When someone lies to you, what do you think of the person?
How does it effect future interaction?
Anyway the subject is lying and Bill and Monica are welcome.
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Re: Lying:
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 02:35:34 PM »
They say the earlier a child begins to lie the smarter that they are.

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Re: Lying:
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 03:19:32 PM »
They say the earlier a child begins to lie the smarter that they are.

A Wikipedian says:
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A maladaptation (/ˌmælædæpˈteɪʃən/) is a trait that is (or has become) more harmful than helpful, in contrast with an adaptation, which is more helpful than harmful.


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Re: Lying:
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 03:35:53 PM »
They say the earlier a child begins to lie the smarter that they are.

A Wikipedian says:
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A maladaptation (/ˌmælædæpˈteɪʃən/) is a trait that is (or has become) more harmful than helpful, in contrast with an adaptation, which is more helpful than harmful.


How many legs does a Wikipedian have?

I mean the child will find things out on their own whether you like it or not.

You aren't going to tell your kid that there are people who actively want to kill them at all hours of the day...Or that this happened:



Also we hate you because you cry and demand a lot.

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