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The truth, only the truth, nothing but the truth

February 22, 2012
Pinocchio by Enrico Mazzanti (1852-1910) - the...

Pinnochio and his nose

I had the upbringing very similar to what author is describing – lie not being acceptable no matter the situation. I am proud of it, but oh how much easier the life could  be if I was a bit more capable of bending the truth. In all these situations author is talking about as “ok-to-lie” I am usually driven to emphasize the truth instead of bending it for the benefit of everyone involved.

I am ridden with guilt when I try to pull it off, even if it is a white lie. Therefore I sometimes admire people that have lying skill naturally built-in (or is gained through much practice).

On the other hand I often despise those people too.

Why We Don’t Always Tell the Truth

 

When I was growing up, one of the principles in our house was that we had to tell the truth, no matter how painful it might be. Lying, we were taught, wasn’t something you could get away with. Like Pinocchio‘s nose, it would be apparent to others. Children of course need clear rules to learn the difference between right and wrong.

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