Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The best policy?

It's nice to see that some of the lessons from childhood are still being remembered by people. Sure, lessons like how to tie your shoes get used almost every day by the vast majority of the public, but we're talking about things that are a little more moral in nature. Things like sharing, and treating others with respect. The important stuff, like being honest.

Although there are definitely times where being honest isn't really going to help your case out too much. Like when you're being asked why you robbed a bank.

Admittedly, this may not be a case of complete honesty. Self-deprecation may actually play a bigger part in the whole thing. After all, the man did refer to himself as "an idiot" when asked about why he had decided to try and attempt the robbery. Mind you, plenty of people would have to agree with him, but without a solid universal definition for "idiot", the man may not be truly being quite as honest as it would seem. Still, it's hard to argue with the man, especially given his admission about how he spent the money that he stole.

Who knows? This could lead people all over the world to follow suit. Politicians may come forward and declare themselves liars. Dentists could admit to a small level of sadism. And reality TV could finally own up to it's scripted nature.

Just as long as the people who are famous for being famous don't catch wind of this. We'd hate to see their egos deflate simply by becoming self-aware.

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