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Living in Falsehood Illusions
Posted 1/10/08
- well like i always say before i start a topic, im sorry if this is a duplicate, and i couldnt find another one of this, so yea, but if it is, feel free to lock it

anyways, some people are lucky enough not to experience this, but how would u feel if u found out that what u were living is was a lie? what if someone knew u had cancer, but no one told u, that u did have cancer? that is only one example, but how would u feel? and what are some that u are dealing with, or that u can think of?

they say ignorance is bliss, well is it? what if u lost that ignorance? the truth is painful sometimes, so sometimes we avoid it, but its even worse as lies build up.

just wondering what yer guys perspective is
Posted 1/10/08

n_n303 wrote:

interesting... I hate knowing the truth. But not knowing the truth also kills me...

interesting topic, i hope its not a duplicate im too lazy to search at the moment. I'd like to see what others opinions are.


Lazy as ever n_n303, you lazy slut. jk I love you

i love the truth. i hate secrets cuz it could be life or death. i wish that doesn't happen to me.
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Posted 1/10/08
I have experienced this many times in my life and often I find that my life isn't the way I thought it was. I think it's painful finding out you have been living a lie but one thing is once you know the truth you just can't stand those that are ignorant. Honestly people who live in happy bubbles piss me off sometimes but I also kind of feel sorry when I realise it won't be long before their bubble bursts.
Posted 1/10/08
Not knowing the truth can sometimes be a good thing. For example, when it was anounced that antidepressants can cause suicide among teenagers many parents refused to allow their children to take them causing an adverse effect. Instead of helping, the announcement reduced the number of teens getting help. I'm not sure if more committed suicide.
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Posted 1/10/08
I'd prefer the truth to lies.

I wouldn't kill myself just because someone told me a tough truth.

Depends on what kind of truth too, I've learned lots about my relatives as I've grown older, truths about them that I wouldn't even think (nothing horrible mind you, just... drama you could say), and I deal with it just fine.. Though sooner or later I'll have to do a confrontation.
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Posted 1/10/08
sounds like early childhood to me, back when you don't know anything..... then the world just slowly dissolves around you over time allowning you to adjust to it.... or, it all crashes down at once.... I've seen this sort of thing happen with even mondane things.....
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Posted 1/10/08
santa doesnt exist sorry guys
but i have it on good authority that the easter bunny does
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Posted 1/10/08
i rather have truth than secrets because secrets pain me. secrets are meant to be known and when i'll found about that secret, it would hurt me a hundred times. if i knew about the truth, it will hurt but little by little i am able to accept it. when a secret is shared to me in a much later time, i would probably feel shocked and then confused and then hurt.

p.s that if the secret is like your friend have cancer but she never told, etc
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Posted 1/10/08 , edited 4/18/08
I used to think that everything was fine and happy but it turns out that my dad had skin cancer and noone decided to tell me. So one day he couldn't get out of bed so I went in to see him. He was YELLOW. His skin, even his eyes. His hands were so weak and his nails were that horrid yellow color too. It was horrifying and I actually ran out (I hate myself for doing so) That was the last time I saw him before he died. At the wake my mother finally decided to tell me that he had skin cancer and that caused liver failure which turned him yellow. =S
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Posted 1/10/08 , edited 4/18/08
"how would u feel if u found out that what u were living is was a lie?"
Dunno, but I'm sure there's some psychological literature on this.
I suspect the standard feeling would be shock. Depression...whatever else.
Another example...the drama Autumn Tale shows a situation in which babies are mixed up after birth, but eventually the parents come to figure out that they have not been raising their biological offspring.

I will point out that you only consider one end of this living a lie issue.
What about those people who actively live a lie? People who have double lives.


"what if someone knew u had cancer, but no one told u, that u did have cancer?"
It was the norm in an era of the past when patients were dying to not tell them they were dying. For a display of this, Look up the novella "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" by Leo Tolstoy (it can be found online for free). This story deals with some of the existential issues of dying.


"they say ignorance is bliss, well is it"
I've posted my thought on this before. The key question is how are ignorance and bliss related. They are not directly related. Does the truth sometimes hurt? Sure. Does it always hurt - no. Remember this is just a trite popular phrase, and the facts of the matter of how they are related is much more complicated.


Also, please use better spelling and grammar next time you start a thread. Put more effort into it and think though what you want to bring up throughly before posting.
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Posted 1/10/08 , edited 4/18/08
"The truth may hurt, but it's always right." From Full Metal Alchemist.

- On a universal scale, I don't believe in truth, but for more practical cases: we all eventually die; make the best of life and live with no regrets. Life is short? Good.
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Sometimes I feel like I'm living a lie. As if my family isn't telling me something that I should know. But than I remember the quote that goes something like this "life is the stage, and we are merely actors" plus another quote " With What if you could put Paris in a bottle"
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I would prefer a hard truth than a painful lie
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Posted 1/10/08 , edited 4/18/08

Lena_08 wrote:

Sometimes I feel like I'm living a lie. As if my family isn't telling me something that I should know. But than I remember the quote that goes something like this "life is the stage, and we are merely actors" plus another quote " With What if you could put Paris in a bottle"


I'm not trying to put down that quote, I'm merely asking out of philosophical curiosity: if life is a stage, then where is the audience?
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Posted 1/10/08 , edited 4/18/08

SephirothXIII wrote:

I'm not trying to put down that quote, I'm merely asking out of philosophical curiosity: if life is a stage, then where is the audience?


I think that would be God
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