As many of you know, I very much enjoy TED Talks. As I have said in previous postings, the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know anything and this forum allows me to learn from some of the best thinkers on the planet. Pamela Meyer, author of Lie Spotting, presents an interesting talk on spotting liars. Based on research we will tell "little white lies" quite a few times a day.
According to her research, it's quite common. It makes sense when you consider that when asked how we are feeling, even as the blues are nestled within our bosoms, we answer "fine." However, there is another side of lying which becomes problematic when the result is harm to others. What is most interesting is that lying is cooperative. Listen carefully as Pamela explains this theory of cooperation.
Until the next time,