November 9, 2020
November 9, 2020
Lying is nature's way of protecting itself.
Here is an example of lying from a goose that my husband and I spied that distressed us because it was flying with a broken wing. It landed in front of a moving car.
We saw our cat, Saber, racing after the bird. I screamed, "Saber STOP." Saber skidded to an immediate halt at our properties edge.
(Our cats were born in our house and considered us their parents. I was surprised and happy that the cat followed my spontaneous order.)
Amazingly the goose took flight with not a trace of a broken wing. It was obvious she was protecting something. Then we noticed several goslings. She was lying to protect them from our cat.
We brought in Saber so that he could not eat her babies.
Her lie paid off a bit differently than the mother goose intended, but had the result she was aiming for with her lie.
Neuro-science News research has discovered that "Lying is developmentally normal."
Other brain researchers have found that lying in young children from ages one to three years of age actually improves the brain synapses.
The neurons in the circuit may release more neurotransmitters or put out more receptors so that synaptic transmission becomes potentiated and more efficient as we learn something new and form new memories.
Therefore the ability to imagine a situation and then remember it - so that the lie can be told is creating neurons in the circuit which may release more neurotransmitters or put out more receptors so that synaptic transmission becomes potentiated and more efficient with new memories.
Lying activates the brain so that infants that lie actually have been found to be more intelligent.
Honesty must be taught. It is not intrinsic.
Children lie. Adults lie. It is a protective device or a means to accomplish a need or a want.
Honesty requires trust in the audience that the consequences will not damage the ego of the liar.
Often Adults who lie about inconsequential situations are protecting their fragile ego. Unable to deal with the reaction by another person, lover or friend, they lie. Once a lie is spoken, it usually becomes more complicated because it requires continual buttressing to substantiate the lie digging a bigger and bigger hole that one cannot justify when the facts come out.
Just to clarify., the Truth is when facts and reality are in coordination with each other.
Actually an entire book could be written on lying. However, most people have learned that in our civilization the Truth is less complicated that imaginary lies. Sticking with facts makes life simpler and less stressful.
So the normal inclination to lie needs to be eliminated for a happy productive life.