Truth and Lies There are different types of lies. Distorted views and fabricated truths are two of them. Misunderstanding, on the other hand, is not a lie. Misunderstanding is a when we fail to understand something correctly and accurately. This happens a lot in our daily lives. A lot of conflicts and hard feelings are caused by this mistake. In order to avoid it, we should be more careful about the way we express our opinions and feelings. Simultaneously, we should listen to what people say and understand what they mean carefully. Sometimes, we misunderstand a fact. We can correct by asking others about that or study about it. C. G. Lichtenberg once said: “The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth”. When we see the reality through distorted eyes, it can have an extreme effect on our emotions, thoughts and our interactions with other people. Imagine you want to drive to school today. Surprisingly, you see the green lights red and the red lights green. Needless to say, you stop at green lights and pass the red lights. You will be shouted at both times. You wonder why people are shouting at you without any reason, and after a while you get anxious and angry. You decide not to pay attention to traffic lights anymore. The reason is obvious: accident. This is what happens in our lives when have distorted views toward facts and reality. We had better change our views and try to solve this problem. Fabricated truths are the lies that are used to mislead people for centuries. These are so-called truths that are invented in order to deceive. We can see them in all aspects of life from religion to science and politics. Telling these lies is not limited to authorities, scientist or religious people in power. Ordinary people produce lies everyday to achieve what they want. We can’t fight these lies. All we can do is to research and seek the truth ourselves or at least don’t accept them easily and without proof.
When is the truth a lie?.............. When it is only half told.
The truth like an arrow in flight, if it deviates by a plus or minus .0 degrees, in any direction, will not hit its mark.
True it may come pretty close, may fall with in acceptable boundaries, but more times than not it will miss the mark altogether.
Seems to me people always say they want that arrow (the truth) to hit dead center bulls eye all the time, but because of hidden agendas though the aim, was true when the arrow was loosed….
The Truth About Lies
Lies are perpetually told in order to conceal the truth, for a hope that the lies told will delight and bring happiness and joy. In reality lies can only bring one thing, trouble and nuisance. The lies are displayed in tragic love tale by Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. In this play lies destroy the lives of not only Romeo and Juliet, but all the people around them. The destroying power of lies is shown by the lies told from Romeo to his family, from….
Countless cultures are destroyed on the basis that one is superior to another. African tribes have witnessed this throughout the 19th century from the European colonies that claimed these territories. Europeans believed that the African tribes were uncivilized, if not savage due to their differences physically and religiously. In Things Fall Apart, a novel by Chinua Achebe, an African man named Okonkwo, from the Ibo tribe, portrays the effects colonization has had on him, and the numerous traditions….
Your explanation of Nietzsche's “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense" helps clarify what I found most confusing. His notion of truth was not clear, however, I understand it better with your entry. Truth is subjective; what I believe to true may not be the same for you. I like your example of different religions and the belief of the big bang theory to reaffirm Nietzsche's….
“Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing” (Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” L.10). There is no better way to begin this paper, for all the concepts that I write down are inherently trivial and hold no cosmological significance. The inevitable extinction of consciousness is impartial to this expression of my collective synapses. I hope that….
Truth and Lies About the Computer Virus
Walk into any computer store today and there will be at least twenty or
thirty computer virus programs. From the looks of it computer viruses have
gotten out of hand and so has the business of stopping it. The computer user
must cut through the media hype of apocoliptic viruses and shareware programs
and discover the real facts.
Before we even start the journey of exploring the computer virus we must
first eliminate all the "fluff." The computer….
Alberto Reales Reales 1
Ms. Miriam Konrad
Introduction To Sociology, TTH Class
30 August 2007
Reading Response #1: Telling the Truth About Damned Lies and Statistics
It’s been made clear by the author, that the average American citizen does not possess an optimal knowledge on mathematics. Assuming that his words reflect the truth, naturally. The sole fact that society has converted the incapacity of an adult to perform basic mental processes into a laughing matter, reveals….
Lies, Lies, Lies
The white lie is an age old embellishment that has different reasons for being told. When it is all said and done a white lie is still a lie. A lie told with perfectly good intentions. A lie told to spare someone’s feelings. A lie about something trivial, which will have few consequences if you’re caught. A minor, polite, or harmless lie, a white lie is considered harmless as opposed to a black lie which is evil. Anything that is not accurate is a lie.
There are a million….
Nietzsche’s “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” can be considered a perfect ground for unmasking McCarthy’s implications regarding truth, concepts, and identity that man has lost in the new world of The Road. The mysterious and anonymous events that happen in nature in this new world are explicable by closely comparing the essay with the novel. This is a mutual interaction that can even illuminate some points in the essay by reading the novel. The Road presents precisely what Nietzsche is unable….
In the documentary feature film “(Dis)Honesty-The Truth About Lies” five people share true stories of lies they have told and how their lies led to disastrous results. All of them rationalized their behavior and somehow came to believe their acts were justified (www.cnbc.com). I learned even more than I knew before that there are liars and cheaters all around us. From little white lies to extraordinary acts of criminal deceit (www.youtube.com). Dan Ariely, along with a team of researchers, conducted….