I have been thinking about how when I am talking to people in conversation, I can sometimes be quite deceitful without even meaning to. I think that all humans are guilty of this and I even just read an article that suggested we all lie approximately 7 times in any given day.
I think this is mad cos its not like we even just do it to impress strangers. We lie to our closest and most established friends. And I have also been thinking what constitutes a lie. Its like when someone makes the wrong assumption about something you’ve said and you just keep quiet and don’t inform them of the truth > which is something I commonly find <
I was wondering if being truthful is perhaps the most challenging thing that anybody can try to be, because sometimes it even means revealing parts of youself that you're not comfortable with. My own difficulty is knowing when others think that it would be more appropriate to tell a lie than the truth.
Thre trouble is that people rarely want to accept the truth or would sooner believe false information that the reality of it. Its kind of like to do with todays culture. Like how the media mass produces celebrities, but do we even know the real them? Or just the fakery of that person. I mean who many people today are really that authentic.
I think truthfullness is one of the most commendable things there is going. But some people might disagree with telling the truth in all situations because of the upset that it causes. I am at a loss with this…
I try to tell the truth but it backfires too often when like I say people believe what they want and it almost feels that humanity can be more geared towards constructing lies.
What do you think?
(this doc was hastily put together so apologies for the inconsistencies)