Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lies.... lies.....lies.....

What's the difference between a story and a lie? Is there any difference? I mean those stories that you tell kids at bedtime, or the fables that you grow up listening to, or even the story plot of movies. All lies. Or stories. Or both?

Where is the line drawn. If I told someone that I had a million dollars, everyone would agree that that is a lie. Clearly I am a frugal college student that only has two coins to rub together because it was just christmas, and Santa was good to me. But if I told you that I got onto the roof of the union the other day and signed my name behind a water spout. Story or Lie? Or both?

Can lies bleed into stories, and stories into lies? Sure we all exaggerate to make the story better, but if you think about it, isn't that a lie? Now it's a stolie or a liory. It's a bunch of crap.

So I'm starting a new experiment. I decided my life needs to be just a little more interesting, so I'm putting myself to the test. A new standard every week, that I will try to hold myself to.

This guessed it. Lying is getting scratched off the list. I have seven days, starting tomorrow morning in which I will try (that right there being the key word) to not lie. No exaggerations, no white lies, no nothing to make myself look better. Just good ol' me, telling the truth, like we are all supposed to do.

Don't take this as a time to ask me anything you want. I feel like applying mom's rule of "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all" is definitely applicable. So no, I will not talk about how much I hate the neighbors next door, or love everything about William Jewell or enjoy this cold weather..... or do I?

I guess we'll find out tomorrow....
wish me luck

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