Monday, November 18, 2013

TRUTH #23 - CHILDREN SAY THE DARNEST THINGS

This is Day #23 of 30 TRUTHS in 30 DAYS.

TRUTH # 23 - Children are remarkably honest creatures until we teach them not to be.

Yes, children are born into this world without filters especially when it comes to honesty.  As they grow up they learn how to cover the truth by using tact. Being truthful in many situations we are told hurts people's feelings and so honesty is pushed aside for something a little more humane, thus we witness the birth of lies! Children learn to lie for many reasons until all those reasons blend into one. As we become adults, some of us forget how or when to tell the truth because using "tact" is easier. But for a child the truth is always right there in the forefront waiting to be verbalized without hesitation or malice. 

4 comments:

  1. I always thought they learned to lie when they were still babies, when they learned that crying as if they were wet/hungry/in pain brought mommy running, when all they really wanted was not to be alone.

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  2. Is that lying or learning to communicate in the only way they know how at the time?

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  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX3Hu8loXTE

    very interesting sociology !

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  4. I blogged about lying...about this Ted Talk I saw about lying. Lying is so ingrained in our communications, it's not about determining whether someone is lying. It is assuming that they are lying - and figuring the possible lies into our way of deciphering information:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/pamela_meyer_how_to_spot_a_liar.html

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