A simple question for an awesome mind.

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  1. gonzo62003 profile image61
    gonzo62003posted 9 years ago

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

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      From both, if you have an awesome mind

      1. Luciendasky profile image68
        Luciendaskyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        oo oo! I want to change my answer to that big_smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome. Do it !! big_smile

        2. Luciendasky profile image68
          Luciendaskyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          consider it done! big_smile

    2. ionerice profile image59
      ionericeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Instead of calling it a lie I would choose to call it a made-up story just like a parable.  Both can render a valuable lesson.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        a parable is not a lie. It's an easy way to show the truth to ignorant peole

        1. ionerice profile image59
          ionericeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          It’s still not true regardless to what you call it.  It’s a made-up story just as lies are made-up stories.

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Parables are not made up stories. They are metaphors.Metaphors are not lies

            Maybe you are too ignorant to see the difference

            1. ionerice profile image59
              ionericeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Anything that’s not real regardless to what you call it is false.  And you can keep your ignorant comment to yourself.

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                lol lol You make me laugh lol You know what a metaphor is ? I doubt that lol

        2. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Maybe you should read some parables. They're a good way to learn reasoning

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          \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          tantrum i can't believe that arrogant comment from you..... what ignorant people,

    3. Waren E profile image60
      Waren Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We can learn a lot from both, but only if we can discern the truth and the lie to begin with!

    4. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
      LEFT HAND OF GODposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The truth can reveal a lie..........but a lie cannot reveal the trtuh.

      1. Pr0metheus profile image59
        Pr0metheusposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Both, depending on context.



        Not true, consider the following:

        Q: There are 2 gates, one that leads to heaven and one that leads to hell.  In front of each gate there is one guard.  One guard can only lie, and the other can only tell the truth.  You can only ask one question.  What question do you ask?

        A: Ask one of the guards "If I asked the other guard which door lead to heaven, what would he tell me?"  Choose the opposite of how he answers you.

        The LIAR will lie about what the honest guard would tell you.  The honest guard will tell you what the LIAR will tell you.  An intelligent mind can learn from a liar.  It can also learn from the truth.

        1. wyanjen profile image82
          wyanjenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          smile very nice

      2. Pearldiver profile image80
        Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        What an absolute load of BS - Sword!  A Lie is Measured against a Truth.  How else do you think we have measured your entire personna? hmm

        1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
          LEFT HAND OF GODposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Maybe you misunderstood what was meant.
          The truth is able to discern (reveal) a lie.
          A lie cannot discern the truth.

      3. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The truth can reveal a lie. Yes, I'll agree.

        But a lie cannot reveal the truth. NO! I'll disagree. Because the truth that's revealed from a lie is how dishonest, those who perpetuate the lie, really are.

        Truth always finds it's way.

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          Denno66posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          A lie reveals the character of the liar; it's just as potent as the truth.

          1. lgolden1911 profile image60
            lgolden1911posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I don't think it's just as potent as the truth because a lie stems outta the truth -- if there was no truth, there'd be no lie.  It is potent though . . .

    5. Bibowen profile image96
      Bibowenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do we know that the story is a lie from the outset? If so, then it's a close call becasue we can learn much from lies known about ahead of time. Most of the historical lessons that guide us are, I believe, the mistakes of others. But, even though lies that are known are valuable, they only leave us with "what not to do" and tell us nothing about what we should be doing. So, I have to go with the truthful story.

      However, if we don't know the story is a lie, then definitely, the truthful story, because a story that is a lie (and we don't know it to be a lie in advance), is a deception and it could be a deadly one.

      So, I think I'd have to go with the truthful story as the most valuable.

    6. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Depends on the depth of both stories.

    7. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      For a start, How exactly can one ever tell if anything is a lie?
      You ask a question for which there can be only non factual answers, Bit of a waste of time dont you think?

    8. mobilephone guide profile image60
      mobilephone guideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      both

    9. lgolden1911 profile image60
      lgolden1911posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If you're talking about someone that's a blank slate, I believe the most can be learned from the truth.  If there's nothing there to begin with, and the situation's a lie, nothing will truly be learned when compared to the truthful situation for the learning from the lie will skewed with deception and misinformation.  And what are you really learning if you're deceived and misinformed?  I don't believe one can spot a lie without knowing the truth.

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      child of christposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      the biggest lies story is the one about draco the athenian  harsh  law giver,that affects in a negative way most everyone in the world and since it is by force everyone is eating it,I CAN ELABORATE ON WHAT I have said  and now the biggest truth story is the one about JESUS CHRIST and I also can elaborate well on both stories which is lies or TRUTH, AND YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

      1. profile image0
        sneakorocksolidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Are you feeling ok?

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      Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      you only learn from a lie when you find out the truth about the lie, but you can learn a heck of alot that way...

  2. Luciendasky profile image68
    Luciendaskyposted 9 years ago

    I think the truth story. When people tell me about their real life mistakes, it helps me know what I should and shouldn't do.

  3. Rhianni32 profile image70
    Rhianni32posted 9 years ago

    Its a toss up.
    With the truth you find out something new that is true that you can then carry on and apply the knowledge.

    With a lie you learn something about that person's character.

  4. Jerami profile image70
    Jeramiposted 9 years ago

    That depends upon the kind of lie.
         A lie is a potential truth either for someone else or a different time.
         When the Wright brothers had said that I have flown, would have been a lie one day and a truth the next.
         Is there anything imaginable that has not happened to someone, somewhere, at some time.
         It is the details (who when where) that make the body of the story true or false.

        Therefore I would say ...equally

  5. profile image56
    onetrueheartposted 9 years ago

    If people would just read the Bible and get back to God we would be copacetic.

  6. JulietduPreez profile image71
    JulietduPreezposted 9 years ago

    How do you know what is truth and what is lie?

    1. Rayalternately profile image62
      Rayalternatelyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My favourite answer by far! smile

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    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    Truth is mighty and may win in the end. Ain't nothing wrong with that, but it ain't so. A well told lie will have traveled half way around the world while the truth is putting on her shoes.

  8. gandalfthegrey profile image60
    gandalfthegreyposted 9 years ago

    Each and every story has a home somewhere in History, therefore no story is a lie. To some person, somewhere in time it was a true story, sadly most are forgotten in the mists of time.
    Truth is in an individuals perception of the story. Tell a story in a crowd, then ask each person individually what it meant to them personally. The replies will span a broad spectrum, within infinite variations on your original story.
    Fun isn't it!

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

    An open mind sees the lessons in both. Even Jesus used fables (which are acceptable lies, like fiction) to get his point across. When we look at it as a lie, for it's own sake, I think that when we pick apart the lie and find the truth behind it, our minds have learned more from the searching. And we learn how to look past the face of the lie, to tell the difference between lie and truth. A valuable experience.

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    Maximus591posted 9 years ago

    haha... intriguing one.  The question can be both philosophical or psychological. Maybe there is even an overlap between the two.

    I suspect there is no right or wrong answer.

    The question is merely a device to discover how the mind processes the dilemma,  there is no 'right' or 'wrong' answer... just the processes of the mind which the question reveals.

  11. aoiffe379 profile image60
    aoiffe379posted 9 years ago

    Whoever said that truth is stranger than fiction had an excellent point.Although some things are too good to be true, they are true so people do not believe it.People, for example, lie about their age; and there is no way of knowing unless you can check official documents. Some people have two or more IDs.I met someone who had IDs in her maiden name, married name and pseudonyms/aliases; and she got welfare support/ food stamps etc. Another person is disable and apparently her income is too high because she got less than $100- unless she is telling a lie. In our topsy turvy world, people believe a lie  because it sounds more logical than the truth.

  12. maudine_05 profile image61
    maudine_05posted 9 years ago

    Of course from the truth, because this way you can also relate it to your own experiences

 
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