Lying is a Piece of Cake

Слоним купить ускоритель pinocchioooMaking wedding cakes is a tradition on my wife Laura’s side of the family. Not only are the cakes made by family members, but they are frequently decorated by relatives the day before the wedding.

watch A few years ago, Laura offered to make the cake for her nephew’s wedding. A four-tiered wedding cake – 18” around at the base – had to be baked, stored and transported by car for a trip of six hours. I plastic-wrapped and gingerly packed each layer of the cake in the rear of our SUV, as there would be no opportunities to replace any damaged layers.

Закладки спайс россыпь в Пестове Once safely on the highway, I pulled off the road to be certain that nothing had moved. I opened the hatch. Now don’t ask me how it happened, but it did: The bottom layer of the cake sailed out of the SUV like a clay pigeon at a skeet shoot. It landed with a thud in the loose gravel at my feet. “Is everything okay back there?” Laura asked. Knowing we’d be in the car together for the next six hours, I tried desperately to find words that would comfort her…and protect me!

follow site “Nothing’s moving back here!” I replied, tenuously. What a perfect response! I had told her the truth, but lied about it at the same time. Pure genius! Now, months later, I ask myself if this kind of lying is acceptable. According to those who study it, lying is a part of being human. In fact, the experts fully expect us to lie! Imagine having to be honest and tell your niece she did a terrible job on her solo, or an employee that things are “fantastic” when you’ve just lost your biggest account. Worst of all… “Do these pants make me look fat?” Little “white lies” are acceptable to most of us. But there’s a problem with lies – even the small ones. A recent study by the University of London’s Affective Brain Lab – using fMRI brain imaging techniques – proved that small lies lead to more small lies. And more small lies lead to slightly bigger lies. These bigger lies… well you get the idea. It’s a very slippery slope. Perhaps you know someone in your organization who’s gone down that slope. Psychologists say chronic liars often suffer from poor self-esteem, a need for attention, or a desire to present a better image to others. Some people even have a deep need to “play the victim.” Any one of these is a warning sign to arrest the behavior immediately. But don’t do anything until you’ve checked with HR or researched your options.

купить Винт Яранск Everyone lies. And while I don’t wish to condone it, I realize it’s a part of our lives. Awareness of self and of others around you is the place to start. Identify the problem, research your options and get started. I won’t lie: You can begin to solve the problem, but here’s a fair warning. The process ain’t no piece of cake.

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