While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)
Day 18: Is it possible to lie without saying a word?
Yes. Body language, lies of omission, etc.
I totally agree. It is definitely possible to lie without saying a word. Even the best of us occasionally lie to ourselves. Thought provoking indeed.
I suppose I hadn’t thought of lying to oneself!
Agreed, lots of people lie that way.
Sometimes I’m not sure what’s worse, lying outright or a lie of omission. Because at least an outright lie took some balls to invent it and say it. A lie of omission is even more cowardly, because you couldn’t bring yourself to say anything at all. So I don’t know, maybe that’s just me.
Totally agree with you girl! There are so many ways one can lie. Lying by omission is totally lying as well!
Yes indeed! Thanks for stopping by :)
The Dose of Reality
Oh, this is such a cool concept for posting..and this is really thought provoking. I absolutely think you can lie without saying a word. Lies of omission can be just as damaging. (and I agree with you that they are more cowardly!) –Lisa
It’s quite sucky, isn’t it?!
Yun, The Polish Hideout
Yep, I totally agree. And with your comment about which is worse, lying outright or lying by omission, I think the latter is worse. Then you can’t even call the liar on it. They just deny and say they didn’t lie at all… it was all in your interpretation. ><
I didn’t think of that! Good point!
Yes we can lie without a word and i feel it is to ourselves when we deny something we know is not right.. Lovely post xoxo
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I hadn’t thought of it that way, but you’re quite right!
Hiding the truth or misleading someone by not telling the truth is a form of lying. People who think you have to say something under false pretense to be considered a lie are lying to themselves as well.