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    Default Which one would you rather have: The harsh truth or comforting lies?

    Me, myself, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Anytime.

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    Would anyone consciously pick lies?

    I mean, admitting that you would is, in and of itself, an implicitly declared preference for harsh truths ...

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    I think even more telling would be the question, "Would you tell a lie to go easy on someone?"
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    people say they want the truth but ime they often want what they think is the truth. I'm sure I'm guilty of this as well. But so many times I've been truthful but called a liar, even though there's no evidence of me lying and as soon as I say what they think is the truth they thank me for being honest I dunno humans shouldn't always be allowed to make decisions
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    But so many times I've been truthful but called a liar, even though there's no evidence of me lying and as soon as I say what they think is the truth they thank me for being honest I dunno humans shouldn't always be allowed to make decisions
    Some people don't like having their beliefs or their own image of themselves challenged, so if you say the opposite of what they think is the truth, especially if it's something they overidentify with, they might get pissed and call you a liar.... Some sort of defense mechanism, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
    Would anyone consciously pick lies?

    I mean, admitting that you would is, in and of itself, an implicitly declared preference for harsh truths ...
    This for sure. The question is so broad that almost everyone would pick truth naturally.

    Things like this can definitely be situational, like love for example. If we were going in scientific terms, I'd rather hear romanticized and meaningful views of love rather than the straight objective facts about its existence. On the other hand, if someone was saying something bad about me behind my back I'd rather hear it from someone who overheard it rather than have that person lie and say nothing bad was said.

    For a long time I had created a world for myself surrounded by lies I told on the fly. It was easy but made me uncomfortable in my own skin. But for a long time I preferred the lies that made life easier, but now I'm working on facing reality and working towards the truth becoming more clear in my life. So in that sense I'm trying to prefer the harsh truth over comforting lies. But it still depends on the situation.
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    Well. If I chose the lies I wouldn't know when I'm lied to, would I? Or if I knew, then I would also find out the truth. So this is basically the way things are already.

    If I chose the truth, would it make my life more miserable? I must admit, I wouldn't have the courage to choose the truth for good. And what is truth actually? Would it be my subjective truth or someone else's? So who's truth is the one that would be told? Or would the truth only concern issues which are scientifically proven and universally accepted? And if that's so I could find out the truth myself. Which brings me to the point where the scientific truth is changing as our knowledge is expanding.

    So, it's impossible for me to answer the question...

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