Archive for Lying

Roxanne Tellier – Lying Liars, Bullies and Cowards

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2019 by segarini

I’ve written before about the dangers of elected officials lying to the public. Twice, in fact. In modern politics, it seems that lying in public has replaced any pretence of integrity or any desire to have one’s tenure be remembered with respect.

Lying breaks our faith in others – once we know that someone will lie to us, we can never again truly trust that person. And it doesn’t matter why the lie was told, because the lie reveals something very important about the liar; the liar is a coward.

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Roxanne Tellier On Lies, Trust, and an Omelette Bar

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2019 by segarini

When I first starting writing my December 2nd column on the evils of lying, I started from a stance that lying was, as a rule, relatively harmless. But by the time I was winding up my research, I had a whole new perspective.

“Lying” sounds like something we teach kids not to do, because it’s kid stuff, not all that important, little white lies from little kids to save them from a ‘whupping.’

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Roxanne Tellier – Liar Liar Pants on Fire!

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2018 by segarini

When we’re kids, we’re terrible at telling lies. You can spot a kid that’s telling a tall tale a mile away, because they’re just not great at deceiving others.

Deception and lying are all part of a cognitive understanding called a Theory of Mind. That’s the realization that we all have our own knowledge, beliefs and opinions … that development informs us that we all have different minds.

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