Saying Farewell to Telling Lies

…the first issue is whether it is a sign of a slight emotion, a stronger emotion just beginning, or a fragment of an emotion the person is trying to hide.

In Epilogue he concludes his book and his research that he has done, and also states that this book would help more lie catchers rather than liars. The author also adds that probably our imperfect ability to lie is fundamental for our existence…Despite the moral values that are strong in my mind, I agree with this statement. Because while reading more and more I started reflecting on my life and on my past and noticed how many times IN REALITY I lied covering it unconsciously, I guess self-deception for me is not a rare thing. So now I force myself to accept reality and face the truth rather than to just close my eyes and be misled by my own lies…

We are neither transparent as the infant nor perfectly disguised. We can lie or be truthful, spot deceit or miss it, be misled or know the truth. We have a choice; that is our nature.

So, I guess I definitely will come back to this book, as I might have missed out some information, or facts concerning history and politics…In general, I can say that I liked this experience even if it was hard at some moments, I really appreciate the opportunity and the fact that I’ve made this choice.

  • allege — to say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof
  • subsume — to include something or someone as part of a larger group
  • to perpetrate (a lie) — to commit a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • validity — the quality of being based on truth or reason, or of being able to be accepted
  • unmitigated — complete, often describing something bad or unsuccessful that has no good or positive points
  • fluke — something that happens, usually something good, that is the result of chance instead of skill or planning
  • confer — to exchange ideas on a particular subject, often in order to reach a decision on what action to take
  • adept (at spotting) — having a natural ability to do something that needs skill
  • collude (in the lie) — to work together secretly especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest
  • err on the side of — to be especially careful rather than taking a risk or making a mistake
  • impending — used to refer to an event, usually something unpleasant or unwanted, that is going to happen soon
  • entail — to make something necessary, or to involve something
  • feign — to pretend to have a particular feeling, problem, etc.
  • adrift — If a person is adrift, they do not have a clear purpose in life or know what they want to do

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