SM Live: Is Honesty The Best Policy? With Special Guest Twisted Insane
Sep 16 2011
Is honesty always the best policy? Is it ever okay to lie? If so, when?
Lying to prevent further argument: “I’m fine” upon the question “What’s wrong?” could stop a bigger problem from happening, a full-blown argument over something very little that could pass with a little space and time.
Lying to calm someone that is frantic: “You’re going to be okay” to a wounded soldier on the battlefield…the sense of calm this instills could actually save the person’s life, or at the very least, let them die in good spirits.
Lying to protect a child’s imagination or innocence: Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, how babies are born, etc.
Pleasantries: “Oh it’s no problem at all” when in fact, it IS a problem to take so and so to the airport, cover their shift, loan them five dollars, etc.–but why make them feel bad if you’ve already granted them a favor?
Makzilla and special guest Twisted Insane (the last feature on Tech N9ne’s fast-spitting anthem “Worldwide Choppers”) will address this and more on another relevant and entertaining episode of SM Live!