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Deception and lying online & offline
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22 / M / Ringgold, Georgia
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Posted 11/27/12
I'll most likely tell you the truth of anything.
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Posted 11/27/12
I could care less
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22 / M / Denmark
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Posted 11/27/12
Hmm, not really as i rarely lie, although from time to time i say contradicting stuff ^^ not really on purpose though

But i generelly keep from lying, the only things i really lie about is stuff that im going to do anyways but might not have done etc, but i guess thats just so i avoid having to come up with excuses to be lazy ^^'

Although i do let my imagination run off from time to time, but i always say either j/k or "nah i didnt rly do that i just got bored :D" Although online i drag it on for much longer then IRL so i guess theres some kind of truth to the matter But i think thats just cuz online i feel like i can "redeem" myself faster when saying shit ^^
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26 / M
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Posted 11/27/12
I find that I lie less online than offline.

I think that privacy and respect are factors that really help me express myself and at this point in my life it's really difficult to get any of those from face to face conversations.


Nice video BTW, I'm subscribed to TED but I haven't watched in a long time. I learned that a very close friend of mine is a "Chinese water soldier."


ZestyTaco wrote:

I lie all the time, in fact, I'm lying right now.


PARADOX ALERT!!!
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26 / F / irst
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Posted 11/27/12
I don't know. I have no memory.
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23 / Malaysia
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Posted 11/27/12
I don't call what I do as "lying". Not completely anyway. What I do is give "half-truths", because I don't like remembering what stories I made up and the pressure to keep up with a story is annoying. So I give half-truths; they're not exactly lies/stories made up, but they're not the entire truth either - either way it's a win, I can save my conscience as well as myself.

Life isn't all about rainbows, and some of the rainstorms may come from people (those bullying you or those making your life a living Hell) so I think you always have to be careful when talking to people; they have a whole lot of faces that can deceive us. You know about those people who do backstabbing as their hobby? Yeah, that. Gotta be careful of them lot.

On a different note, I'm fine with people lying to my virtual face online. I don't really care because it has nothing to do with me. I mean, if you lie and stuff, it's your call, right? I mostly just entertain everyone on their stories, both online and offline. Because they know their stories best anyways, and I don't feel like probing around. So if they need advice they can get some free from me. And if it turns out they're lying, and I learn about it, it's your loss.

Ya ain't getting anymore of my trust after that.
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Posted 11/27/12
I actually pride myself on being extremely honest. When I was younger, I use to try to hide who I was online and offline because I thought people wouldn't like me. But as I've grown, I've learned that people tend to like you more when you're yourself. So, I don't lie anymore about who I am. You can ask me anything and I'll give you a open, honest answer.

I wish more people could just be honest. It really makes life a lot easier.
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Brandon, FL
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Posted 11/27/12
Well, whatever we post on this thread may be a lie, since its a thread about lying. So, does it even matter?
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18 / F
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Posted 12/13/12
I lie sometimes both IRL and online.

For example, on certain sites, I lie about my age (i.e. Youtube), so I can access stuff that would normally be filtered for people under 18 (such as official anime streams on the studio's channel that's rated MA or something that shouldn't be rated 'mature').



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20 / F / United States
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Posted 12/13/12
I don't lie.
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21 / F
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Posted 12/13/12
The documentary catfish is also interesting for people who want to understand this stuff. Basically a woman was pretending to be someone she was not, and a man ended up falling in love with her and pursuing a long distance relationship. Eventually he found out the truth. I don't see the point in lying online unless you have some issues or something. People lie all the time in real life, but that doesn't make it right either. Sure I may have told some white lies in real life before but nothing major. Those things tend to catch up with you, and you would have been better off telling the truth from the beginning.
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F / New Jersey
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Posted 12/13/12
I lie when I have to i don't make it a habit. I would not go so far as saying I am a open person I like privacy especially online. you never know who is watching you. its kinda scary!
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32 / M
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Posted 12/13/12
I don't lie on-line or off. Unfortunately my honesty has gotten me in more trouble than anything else. Then again, there are times when I am telling the truth and people think I'm lying (been dealing with the legal ramifications of that one for 10 years now). I see no reason for hiding or misrepresenting the truth about myself or others. That does make me seem rather abrasive and blunt but oh well.
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23 / F / Sexual Chocolate
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Posted 12/13/12
There is only two situations in which i'll lie.

#1. If someone asks me to lie to their family for them. Although lie for them might not be the right phrase. Pretend i'm someone i'm not would be a better way of phrasing it.

#2. If lying is the only way to save my skin. While I don't like the idea of doing it self preservation must come first and if I have to lie to do that i'll do it.
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38 / M / Where the heart is
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Posted 12/13/12
I don't go outta my way to lie about anything either online or IRL. Hell, I'm considered to be brutally honest which may be one of the reasons I don't have friends. Oh well, I need to kill three hours so I can get video of the meteor shower tonight.
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