Well, it’s late and I’m tired and can’t come up with much right now. I have recently been watching the TV series “Lie to Me”. I had caught only an isolated episode or two before, but I am now catching up through the miracle of the internet. I began to wonder what life would be like if
(1) We all had the ability to tell what people were really thinking. If we could always tell when someone was lying to us, how would our society change? OR
(2) What if we had deception specialists that were consulted in political campaigns that we could trust? How would this change political races? Would this be a good thing or not? Would we end up with psychopaths or pathological liars filling our Congress, or would we end up with honest people who may or may not become liars and cheats after being in power?
Would I want this ability? Would my husband never be able to tell a white lie about if an outfit makes my bottom look fat? What would only being able to the truth do to relationships? There would never be a surprise birthday party ever again. Would our national security be at risk? Or is telling the truth all the time a good thing for everyone? Could you ever be married to someone like Dr. Lightman?
Talk amongst yourselves.