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Would you rather be able to detect any lie you hear or get away with any lie you told?
January 07, 2020 8:32PM
I think it would be more fun and personally rewarding (albeit probably immoral) to get away with any lie you told. Identifying any lie you hear will most likely only teach you things you wish you didn't know.
January 07, 2020 8:51PM
Knowing every lie, like Norval said, would lead to more hurt than not. Plus, just because you're aware of the lie, doesn't mean you get told the truth—that'd be infuriating. I'd take the get-away-with-it ability and rarely use it (besides if I'm planning a surprise or something).
January 09, 2020 7:51PM
If people believed every lie, that would be an incredibly powerful ability. There is a fantastic book series about this called Dagger and Coin by Daniel Abraham.
January 09, 2020 11:21PM
If you could detect any lie you hear, than you would be able to call out all of those people that just want to sound smart when aswering a question that they dont have the knowledge to answer.
6 days ago
Well if I had the capabilty to detect lies, I'd know that Trump & Co. are 100% full of excrement. Now, on the other hand, what do we gain by lying? Oh sure our parent's told 'littlle white lies' to us, yet in reallity, they were full of $#*& !
January 10, 2020 3:32AM
I prefer to detect the lies, because that way I would know what kind of people I am dealing with. I could lie, but I earn nothing. I just evade what really happens.
5 days ago
Detect a lie I hear. Because I do my best to be 100% honest with people anyway. No reason to lie.
5 days ago
hmm tough choice, because i'm pretty good with both, but i'd choose to tell a perfect lie
January 12, 2020 10:46PM
I AGREE! it'd be fun to get away with a lie. then i'd be able to eat ALL the candy i wanted at school.
January 10, 2020 11:51AM
Brilliant question ... I agree with the commentary that you'd expose yourself to some hurt by being able to detect lies, but I think you'd figure out how to not let little white lies bother you in context. Since everyone probably lies a little bit even if it's to simplify a story, I think you could tone those out and then be able to use the 'power' for when it mattered most. I think this would allow you to create more good by asking probing questions to get the bottom of answers when it mattered most. With great power, comes great responsibility.