Tag: truth

Some Reminders About Your Value

Value by MootreeLife, on Flickr

Original Photo © Jackie, mootreelife on Flickr.
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It’s surprisingly easy to forget these things about ourselves:

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Doing Things is Overrated… So Stop (A Bit)

resting by Michael Cory, on Flickr

Original Photo © Michael Cory, khouri on Flickr.
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You know that bit in the Simpsons intro where Maggie is steering on a pretend wheel to mimic the driving that Marge is doing?

Maggie (copyright Fox, or whoever owns the Simpsons these days)

Maggie Simpson (copyright Fox, or whoever owns the Simpsons these days)

Our brains would genuinely be happier if we could attach a fake steering wheel to “life” and pretend we were controlling everything that happens to us.

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Oh God Why All The Lies: Part Two

World’s Biggest Liar by Alan Cleaver, on Flickr

My new door label. Honest.

Original Photo © Alan Cleaver, Alan Cleaver on Flickr.
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So, last time, I claimed that truth is important.

In fact, I argued that truth is crucial, and that anything less than the truth is lies, and that not being in tune with reality is disastrous for us and our happiness.

Today I’m going to argue the opposite…

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Oh God Why All The Lies: Part One

35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition by US Army Africa, on Flickr

A non-imaginary, non-made-up, completely real cooking competition that was genuinely won by real people.

Original Photo © US Army Africa, US Army Africa on Flickr.
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One night at university, my friends and I came up with a game.

That night, each of us would tell one lie, and whoever convinced the most people to believe it would be the winner.

Harmless fun, right?

I forget what lie everybody else told. But mine went on to become legendary. It was this:

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