Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Empty Promises

Making hollow promises are a way of telling dumb people what they want to hear. It lets them sleep better at night knowing that they were promised something that isn't necessarily true. For example, it's the same formality as meaningless Valentine's Day gifts or wanting to hear the word "relationship" in order to justify sex.

Somehow making a promise that isn't true is better than saying something that is true but which they don't want to hear. Empty promises are what dumb people are faking for.

The danger is that it is self-destructive since lies generally catch up to people. But instead of demanding the truth next time, dumb people want better lies to be told up front – and tell it like you really mean it – because the last thing they want is to be easily tricked into believing something that isn't true. That would be hard on the ego.

Lie more convincingly. Fake it better.

So really they are screening for better liars, not more truthful people. Since often times what they want is unrealistic or based on fairy tales.

In fact, bullshit itself is not a problem for dumb people. What they want are people who believe their own bullshit when telling them what they want to hear.

This is what dumb people are faking for. And isn't ignorance bliss.

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