Which one can we learn from most, a story thats truthful or one that is a lie?

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  1. gonzo62003 profile image60
    gonzo62003posted 9 years ago

    Which one can we learn from most, a story thats truthful or one that is a lie?

  2. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 9 years ago

    The only thing you learn about a lie is that the person who said it is a Liar.

  3. HowToHypnotise profile image54
    HowToHypnotiseposted 9 years ago

    If you don't know if the person is lying ... then you can learn equally from each ... as long as there is a 'truth' embedded in the story.

    I remember listening to 'fables' on the radio on weekend mornings when I was 6 years old ... e.g. 'the boy who cried wolf' ... they weren't true stories but they embedded universal truths ... very powerful stuff for a child.

    I'm a hypnotist by profession ... I was an average hypnotist until I went on a course once and spent 9 intensive days that taught you how to tell stories ... true or made up. The point was to take the 'change' or 'moral' or 'lesson' that the listener needs to learn and weave a story around it.

    To begin with the more powerful stories were 'true' stories from your own experience because you could put your own emotion into them - you had lived them and they resonated. You soon learned how to generate stories that had emotional resonance even if they were made up.

    Why is Shakespeare still studied in many English speaking schools today - Macbeth, Hamlet, The Shrew etc? These are stories that are made up ... but they still resonate because they are full of universal truths about he human condition.

    Now, many of my 'sessions' with clients are just me weaving a story with a metaphor for change embedded in them ... no swinging watches :-), no eyes closed while I 'program' the client (a myth anyway) ... just people listening to a story ... and I am a much better therapist as a result.

    In short - the forgotten art of story telling is not about whether the story is true ... it is about whether is reflects and embeds a universal truth!

    Happy stories!

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    reeltaulkposted 9 years ago

    more than likely the one that is a lie.....lies usually give you a true heads up regarding situations you may have to deal with on a day to day basis.  Most liars are good deceivers and it gives you an idea of their mindset and what to expect of the twisted thinking that goes on in there.  As crazy as it sounds there is alot of truth in a lie, it's just a matter of reading between those liard lines.

    True stories are good too....take the good with the bad, it cant hurt.  The most you can do is learn from it!

    Vonda G. Nelson

  5. ScarletRyan1970 profile image53
    ScarletRyan1970posted 9 years ago


      No story is ever truthful.That is why it is called a story.
      That is why we have story tellers.That is why we have books.
      People love to live in a fantasy world and not deal in reality.
      There is nothing wrong with fantacy.Having an imagination.
      We are all liers.Even little white lies.We can learn from both.
      It gets a lot of people out of trouble.That is how Goverments
      operate the world over.

  6. Dark knight rides profile image72
    Dark knight ridesposted 9 years ago

    You can learn from either. Both true stories and fiction can pass a lesson on to the reader or listener, its up the audience.

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