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27-07-2021, 06:33 PM
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Does It Matter?

Online, in forums such as this one, is it important to be honest about yourself? Is there any harm in claiming to be richer than you really are, or in saying you are good at something when you are not? After all, most of us will never actually meet each other out in the real world, so the truth is unlikely to come out.

Perhaps making inflated claims about our status enhances our personal well being; particularly if we feel insignificant in our every day lives. Maybe lying about our qualities and achievements has a positive benefit if we perceive it to increase the respect we get from others.

Does it matter if we tell a few fibs?
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27-07-2021, 06:36 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

Originally Posted by Harbal ->
Online, in forums such as this one, is it important to be honest about yourself? Is there any harm in claiming to be richer than you really are, or in saying you are good at something when you are not? After all, most of us will never actually meet each other out in the real world, so the truth is unlikely to come out.

Perhaps making inflated claims about our status enhances our personal well being; particularly if we feel insignificant in our every day lives. Maybe lying about our qualities and achievements has a positive benefit if we perceive it to increase the respect we get from others.

Does it matter if we tell a few fibs?
But why would we bother to tell fibs? As long as we retain our anonymity why would we bother to tell lies?
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27-07-2021, 06:39 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

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But why would we bother to tell fibs? As long as we retain our anonymity why would we bother to tell lies?
I don't know, Lindyloo, but people do.
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27-07-2021, 06:44 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

you have to have a good memory to be a good fibber. It's easier to be who you are and tell the truth. Personally I have no wish for people to think I am bigger or better than the next person, I'm not even afraid to admit I'm a bit dizzy at times, well, I am blonde yanno oh, that's the truth by the way, well, to some degree anyway, I'm a sunkissed dyed mucky blonde really colour
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27-07-2021, 06:46 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

sounds as though you have "sussed" a few harbol
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27-07-2021, 06:50 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

Originally Posted by Lion Queen ->
you have to have a good memory to be a good fibber. It's easier to be who you are and tell the truth. Personally I have no wish for people to think I am bigger or better than the next person, I'm not even afraid to admit I'm a bit dizzy at times, well, I am blonde yanno oh, that's the truth by the way, well, to some degree anyway, I'm a sunkissed dyed mucky blonde really colour
I don't doubt for one moment that your hair is almost the colour you say it is, LQ.
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27-07-2021, 06:52 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

Originally Posted by macywack ->
sounds as though you have "sussed" a few harbol
No one in particular, macy, but it does happen.
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27-07-2021, 06:54 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

I don’t believe one can fake qualities on a forum.

As for status and achievements, I have none, well, I did pass my driving test I guess that’s an achievement, not much else to be honest.

In fairness I think it’s how one sees an achievement, I think I see it differently to quite a few.
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27-07-2021, 06:55 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

The fibbers always get sussed out eventually. As LQ says, they need a good memory to remember all the lies they have spouted.
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27-07-2021, 07:04 PM
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Re: Does It Matter?

As I was telling Batman the other day whilst high-fiving my alien-robot-monkey-butler, I never lie online.

He thought I was lying so I got into a fight with him and the rest of the Justice League.

In the end, they decided I was too cool, smart, funny and beautiful for them to be able to defeat me. True story...
 
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