Its funny how hard lying is right now when asked to lie. I have a pretty long history of lying. Maybe we all do and those who say they don’t may just be lying to themselves. Unless they say they don’t lie to someone else, then they are just lying to us and not themselves uniquely. If I were to say I am a saint surely that would be a lie and yet the Bible calls us all saints. Probably part of the problem in lying right now is in having labeled this text a lie. However one of the best techniques of history’s great liars has always been to start a lie by discussing lies, their own and others in the hopes of presenting their redemption to establish trust, as they say in the professional lying field.
But for me this whole 31 day exercises is more a training of myself to write than it is too learn to follow rules. This is something I gave up many learns ago. If a rule is worthwhile I know it instinctively and will follow it without effort. If it is not automatically I do not feel it to be correct right away I know this to be a rule not worth keeping. I realized this shortly after leaving jail one day. I worked in a jail for year or so. I knowledge of jail menus comes solely for my time as an employee not a resident. Hard to believe? I understand, but remember the Bible also calls me a saint. If that is not proof of God’s love and desire to forgive us, then I don’t know what is.
I don’t want to write lies, of course I will, that is the nature of writing and humans. Like fish stories, one can not finish one without at least a tiny lie. Which brings me to one of the themes of my life, subjectivity. I am not objective, never have been never will be. I don’t think I have ever met anyone who is, although I have met many who claim to be, most were well paid for gift claimed. I am not an expert on modern and post modern thinking, in fact its been quite some time since I looked it up. Maybe I will look it up after this and next time I write about it I will be an expert. But one of stronger traits is my uncontrollable tendency to forget ideas I don’t like. What I do remember about the modern-post modern thing was that it seemed like just another arbitrary label. I think up labels and categories as fast as I breathe, I rarely find them useful. Others generally find my labels even less useful and often offensive. I may be one of the reasons PC was invented. It did appear around the time of my birth, or at least the start of my verbal abilities, although some may question my abilities even today. Anyways back to modern-post modern. So there it is the best way to tell a lie is to wrap semi-truths and nonsense around it. Can you find the lie in this one?