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Wholesome actions from unwholesome motives.

I was recently talking with my wife about honesty and she gave me a hard time about being a bad liar. I can lie, but usually not without either blushing, stammering, or having a giggling fit; my strategy has always been to tell the truth with a sarcastic tone.

The conversation made me think about my motives, besides my apparent lack of skill, for not lying. I’d like to say that conscience and virtue are my prime motivators but I think that my main reason for being honest is all about egotism; I don’t want to be thought of as a liar.

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  1. Janet Watt
    December 22, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    You can not lie at all. The best you can do is lie by omission and even that seems to be difficult! LOL It’s just easier to tell the truth which I think is the real motivation….

  2. December 28, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    Shame works best but laziness does drive my actions as well…

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