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Jun 18 2014

Lying

There is absolutely nothing wrong with lying to manipulative, intrusive, emotionally dangerous people in order to keep oneself safe and healthy.

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  1. 1
    Akira MacKenzie

    I’ve been doing it for years!

  2. 2
    embertine

    Reading Captain Awkward again, Prof?

  3. 3
    birger johansson

    Lying does not have to have a point. Like Al Bundy, I lie for lying’s own sake.

    “Lie, sell shoes, and lie”

  4. 4
    Raucous Indignation

    A good lie is a magnificent moment in one’s life. It provides satisfying memories, whether found out or not, for years to come.

  5. 5
    Ed

    I take it you found Sam Harris` book on lying unconvincing? :)

  6. 6
    mytchondria

    This makes me sad.

  7. 7
    Cinnabar Absinthe

    Sam Harris’ Lying covers

    lying to manipulative, intrusive, emotionally dangerous people in order to keep oneself safe and healthy

    in the section Lies In Extremis, and considers such deception to be a form of self-defense.

    Ed’s position here is consistent with that of Sam.

    CA

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