Lying About Lying

Source: Yahoo

Truth is a virtue. Always speak the truth.

So they tell us. Speak the truth at all times, no matter what the consequences. Our elementary and secondary schools are full of instructions to be truthful.

However, the children fresh out of the truthful schools find a different world waiting for them on the outside, and let me say, even inside those schools. Instead of a shock, it becomes a perpetual problem of cognitive dissonance to deal with.

What children and adults eventually find out is that people want to hear lies, not the truth. And the greater a person’s ability to lie confidently, the higher their probability of advancing in life and career, not to mention relationships.

You can easily observe that people who lie confidently can achieve great things in life. See all those political and religious leaders for an example. Oh sorry, I mean, they really are truthful people.

But considering that trend, why fool ourselves by teaching, rather preaching, about speaking truth all the time? Why not cut the nonsensical political correctness and teach our children a skill they can actually use later in life?

We should teach our children to lie confidently in school.

We should also teach them that while they can value truth as much as they want to, people want to hear lies. And if they violate this golden rule, it could result in grave consequences.

Don’t believe me? Try it.

They could even pay with their lives for violating this golden principle.

Let’s stop lying about lying maybe. Only joking.