Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Invention of Lying

A movie called “The Invention of Lying” is now plying around the country that has the star living in a place where everyone always tells the truth but him. He is the only one who has learned to tell a falsehood.

I think most of us believe that we are truthful at least most of the time. I have known people who will tell a lie when the truth would work better. Some people will tell a small lie to avoid hurting a friend’s feelings. Another may fail to tell the whole truth to keep a confidence or family secret. A child who is asked, “Is your mother always drunk?” may answer “no” while thinking not always.

What wise husband will truthfully answer the wife’s question, “Honey does this dress make me look fat?” The correct answer is always,
“NO!” even if it is a lie.

1 comment:

  1. We are often careless in our words and don't think about the truthfulness of even the smallest of things.