Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lying Is The New Black

"A lie is a false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not the whole truth, intentionally" says Wikipedia.

One of my first posts  revolved around the different types of lies there are and how they make our lives easier in that moment, but actually give it a whole other level of complexity in the future.

As much as I want to revisit this topic I want to talk more about misrepresentation than I do actual lies.

"Misrepresentation is a concept [in contract law] referring to a false statement of fact made by one party to another party, which has the effect of inducing that party into the contract"

Both of these terms have the same referral point. They are about false statements.

Have you ever said to a stranger you were something you weren't? Or lied to cover your tracks, so nobody thinks you were the one who did something wrong?

I think we all have.

The way we are raised we want everybody to see us in the most favorable light possible. We want to be with the greatest person or have the greatest phone/computer/life. To some degree it's a necessity. One we have created.

We want perfection, and that's what advertisements give us. Have you seen the new iPhone ad?
It's about peacefully interacting with technology, with an iPhone.
Have you seen any poster about skin-care and the ton of makeup and the adjustments that are made to it?
Have you seen an Old Spice commercial with a bulky guy on a white horse?

We are made to want perfection. That's why as a reaction we are honest with our friends and family, because nobody wants to have relationships/relations where they are not themselves.