Chances are, you're a liar. Maybe not a big liar — but a liar nonetheless. That's the finding of Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. He's run experiments with some 30,000 people and found that very few people lie a lot, but almost everyone lies a little.
Ariely describes these experiments and the results in a new book,The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone — Especially Ourselves. He talks with NPR's Robert Siegel about how society's troubles aren't always caused by the really bad apples; they're caused by the scores of slightly rotting apples who are cheating just a little bit. [Listen to the 8 min interview here.]
You wouldn't know the truth about this, if it was staring you in the face, you are a fool and an ass, and you need to be treated accordingly. Have a good life. These things are produced by a sick culture, change the culture for the better, you will then change people for the better. I think you are an abject Idiot. Joey
Thanks Joey for the interesting post. Slightly rotting apples is a good analogy.