Tuesday, June 8, 2010

People lie

Yesterday on FOX, Lie to Me returned to the air. Finally. It's an amazing show. Tim Roth is a fantastic actor, sarcastic and funny. Plus, each time I see him, it makes me think of Pulp Fiction, which is easily one of my favorite movie of all time.

I'm also a Dr. House fan. As in overzealous fanatic follower. What do Dr. Cal Lightman and Dr. Gregory House have in common? They tell the truth. In your face, with no regard to political correctness. Honesty is a rare commodity these days, and I'm afraid Dr. House is right when he says "everybody lies".

All of my friends and family know I'm a "no bullshit" kind of person. I don't like it when there's a huge pink elephant in the room and no one dares to talk about it out of fear or whatever the excuse is. I like to face things and get it over with. In Lie to Me, Dr. Lightman is a human lie detector: he can read the micro-expressions on your face and 99.9% of the time, he'll be able to determine if you're truthful or a big, fat liar.

If such a thing really existed, I'd sign up for a Harvard class or something, and become exactly that. Busting people for lying would be the best job in the world. Wouldn't it be fun? Then again, I have to confess: I lie. Yes, I can be a liar sometimes.

The topics of honesty versus lying versus protecting someone from harm versus telling the truth no matter what have been discussed to death for centuries. I happen to believe the World could never function if lies did not exist.

It's a bit soon to talk about philosophy so early in the blog's life. I'll revisit it someday, but I AM curious as to what other people think about lying. Necessary evil? A travesty? A good thing?

Speak up!

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