When I first started looking at TED talk videos I choose one that was 7 ways to happiness. I was intrigued just by the title but as I watched the video I learned that it was more about his happiness then finding happiness in general! I quickly found another one that caught my eye! How to spot a Liar, the title just sounds interesting right? In today’s society it seems that lying and deceiving is becoming more prevalent and it does not seem to fade away anytime soon. Sometimes we do not even realize we are lying until later when the truth comes out!
When we become teachers we will all have students that lie about something. Whether it be that their dog ate their homework or they did not have time, it will happen! This video reveals ways to spot people when they are lying. I do realize that these lies are not as huge as some lies that are told in the country but they will become important in an education setting. Did you ever realize that lying becomes a cooperative act? If someone goes along with a lie they are just making the lie have more truth. You are a coulparate.
It has also been proven that men lie eight times more about themselves as when women lie they are normally lying to protect someone other than themselves. Have you seen this in action? As I sat back and thought about it, I would have to agree. When my husband lies it is definitely about him and only him. When I tell a lie it is usually so someone does not feel left out or someones feelings are not hurt. I am more concerned with others than myself. I realize that a lie is a lie, which means in today’s society we need to just stop! Stop giving white lies and stopping lying to each other. Our country is ran so much on deception and lies it seems like first hand nature! The video also pointed out that we lie from being a baby all the way to an adult and the lies seem to advance.
This video even gave ways to spot a liar. Now that we know the tell tales, will you try to spot when someone is lying or will we just let it continue to happen like nothing has happened and go on with our lives. We need to remember one thing, lies can really and seriously hurt someone. So before we all think about lying, think about who it will hurt if the truth is found out.