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Tuesday 20th August 2013

 

The liar leads an existence of unutterable loneliness.

~ Arienne Rich

 

All human interactions are built on agreement. Language itself depends on agreement: we agree, broadly, on the meaning of friend, blue, danger, cold. We agree on times of meeting, rules of procedure, and appropriate behaviours for many situations.

To lie is to break some of those agreements. “I returned your call” is a harmless lie, we might think, but if we didn’t return the call, then we’re lying about our intentions and our actions. It would be so much simpler for us to say, “I meant to return your call.” So why don’t we?

One important motive for telling such lies is to make ourselves look good. “I returned your call”; “I don’t know how the paint got chipped”; “Someone stole my gloves”; all these are small falsehoods in which we claim that our performance was error-free – whatever slippage occurred wasn’t our fault.

Human beings aren’t error-free. We forget things; mislay our gloves, back into telephone poles. We’re human. Pretending we’re not isolates us from the rest of humanity. Not only do we break the agreement at the base of language; we set ourselves apart from each other. We pretend we are more perfect than someone else; we condemn ourselves to loneliness.

 

Our leaving thought for today is ~

Let us admit our imperfections; they are part of our humanity.

 

Totally feeling my blog today :p. It was only this morning when I said to my Timothy that I am always seeking the very ideal, highest perfection and when I am just being human I become really hard on myself. These words have brought me so much comfort and appreciation of myself that I am going to put a little extra effort of getting to know the humanness of Kelly :p Fun times are a-happening :)

 

Loving your groovy-ness always

Love Kelly & Mei xXx

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