I started reading “Tuesday’s with Morrie” by Mitch Albom – I’m only half way through the book but I’m telling you it’s a must read, if you haven’t done so already. It’s one of those life changing books … Or let’s just call it a “life searching” book, and I owe thanks to my beloved Mai for pointing it out. The book is not the subject of my thoughts today, however, it had something to do with how the thought came about … I was having a morning coffee and croissant at Paul’s while reading the book this morning, then I realized I had forgotten my pencil … i never read without one (i love leaving side notes and thoughts as the words i read unearth my creativity or insanity or both)! So i stepped into Virgin hoping to find a pencil, I was almost certain I won’t be buying a normal pencil, since they’re not your typical stationary store … but little did i know that the pencil i was about to buy would trigger today’s thought … The More I Learn, the less I Lie!
What the hell does that mean? Well, the pencil represents learning (and knowledge), the more I use it, the more I’d need to sharpen it, and logically, the shorter the pencil (the nose) becomes, making you, a more honest person.
I live in a culture that is very proud; but that pride has been our demise! If you were to ask anyone about anything, they would never tell you they don’t know … It’s much easier to them to make up an answer than admit they don’t have one! My blame here is on their lack of willingness to learn (and hence know) … Even after presented with a question they had to make up an answer for, they feel no urge to actually find out the real answer to that question!
Why is that I wonder? Is it because lying is easier than learning? I don’t think that’s necessarily true … If your creative enough to lie, than you’re certainly capable of learning! It’s just better use of your resources.
What do you think? Is lying related to learning (or knowledge)? Is there some kind of correlation?