Are people by nature liars do you think? I often wonder. Having heard our wonky president being called a liar (because he probably deserves it) I wonder if all people are speaking in liars language.
See, it has occurred to me that we all are telling things that are not quite true. If you have ever been interviewed by a small town newspaper and then read the article written about that conversation, you know that the article does not say what the reporter was suppose to hear. Was that person lying? I don't think so.
In fact, I bite because of the title of an article only to find that the title does not reflect what the article says. I feel like I have been lied to.
Even in the case of our president whose mind is not as smart as it could be, he is not lying. He simply cannot get it straight. I suppose the news media is trying to get it right too.
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You must know that I am not a suspicious person. I don't suspect people I meet in Las Vegas of lying about their life. Over the years I have visited with some really interesting people. In a post I wrote not too long ago I wrote about those people. I pay attention to people and their conversations about their lives. I suppose I don't really care if they are telling the whole truth or are stretching the truth. That is what humans do. It makes them feel better about themselves.
So have you run into a liar lately? I am interested.
By the way, I just ordered the Gladwell book in the hard copy. I love his writing.