Sunday, May 15, 2005
"The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie."
Ann Landers hits a very live wire here, because so many lies are dressed up - not just wrapped up in other lies, but also wrapped up in social conventions that let us get away with fooling others and ourselves.
Lies about the sustainability of the planet.
Lies about how other people should be raising their children.
Lies about what we can do if "everyone" else is doing it.
Often convenience replaces truth. The best dressed lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Shouldn't we be able to tell ourselves the naked truth?