No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. -Aristotle

You should never doubt what nobody is sure of. -Willy Wonka

In the end, we all become stories. -Margaret Atwood

It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning. -Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Deception

Is deception the act of deceiving or is it the other person's perception of the act or is it the person performing the deception?

Is makeup a deception? Plastic surgery? Contact lenses? Is charging rather than paying cash a deception? What about lying on a resume or buying a Hallmark card because you feel you should and not because you want to?

Is eating salad when your body craves cookes a deception? Calling in sick? Cheating on a test? Lying about your weight? Saying "I love you" when you don't? Breaking a promise?

In an attempt to deceive someone else are you really deceiving yourself?

Once it starts does it end?

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive"
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish author & novelist (1771 - 1832)

2 comments:

Murees Dupé said...

You made some great points, that definitely made me think things through a bit. I know that I definitely deceive myself, as it is so much easier than seeing the truth.

Nancy said...

Thank you Murees! Sometimes I think it's easy to justify what we do for our own peace of mind but when it comes right down to it, it's the same for everyone.