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4,190 hits 1.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 11 mos ago by QueenBurns

Are acting and lying the same thing?


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11 months ago - Tuesday 1/10/17 - 11:43:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I must know what the masses think.
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 5:15:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nah, that's ridiculous. If you follow that train of thought, it would mean that when you tell your children fairy tales, you're lying to them.
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 9:17:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
Or when they bring home their first 'drawing' or they pick a flower for you but it's really just a dandelion and you have to act like it's the most beautiful thing ever.
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 9:18:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/11/17 - 5:15:16 AM LiJasMom wrote:
Nah, that's ridiculous. If you follow that train of thought, it would mean that when you tell your children fairy tales, you're lying to them.

On Wednesday 1/11/17 - 9:17:17 AM WigglesFT wrote:
Or when they bring home their first 'drawing' or they pick a flower for you but it's really just a dandelion and you have to act like it's the most beautiful thing ever.

those examples do sound like lying to me
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 9:23:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
..and the parent is indeed acting the part of 'pleased patron of the arts' when they gush over their kid's 'work of art'.
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 12:34:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/11/17 - 9:17:17 AM WigglesFT wrote:
Or when they bring home their first 'drawing' or they pick a flower for you but it's really just a dandelion and you have to act like it's the most beautiful thing ever.

When my son, at three years old, brought me a broken bit of plastic, it was the most beautiful thing ever because he told me it was green. I kept it for the next 13 years.
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 12:45:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
The little gifts they bring are always adorable
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 1:06:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, what kind of moron would think acting is lying?
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 1:58:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cowdung and dacash think acting is lying
Spacepeanut says she understands where they're coming from
11 months ago - Wednesday 1/11/17 - 4:59:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cowdung and Daxash are a pair of internet knobs.
11 months ago - Thursday 1/12/17 - 9:41:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/11/17 - 4:59:43 PM Boredofu wrote:
Cowdung and Daxash are a pair of internet knobs.

But you aren't being judgy there. Oh no.


On Wednesday 1/11/17 - 9:18:52 AM skyfish wrote:
those examples do sound like lying to me

me too.

I just answered this question as no. Because neither I nor CD as far as I've read said that it is the same thing. Just like a thumb is a finger, but it is not the same as a finger.
11 months ago - Thursday 1/12/17 - 11:18:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
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11 months ago - Thursday 1/12/17 - 12:16:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
A subset of the thing is not the same as the thing itself?
11 months ago - Thursday 1/12/17 - 6:56:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Is this a pipe?
11 months ago - Thursday 1/12/17 - 9:37:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
WHAT IS BOOB?
11 months ago - Thursday 1/12/17 - 11:23:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 1/12/17 - 12:16:42 PM dacash wrote:
A subset of the thing is not the same as the thing itself?

so a thumb is a professional finger?
11 months ago - Friday 1/13/17 - 3:40:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/11/17 - 4:59:43 PM Boredofu wrote:
Cowdung and Daxash are a pair of internet knobs.
But you aren't being judgy there. Oh no.

I dom't profess to follow a silly book... and then try to maniputate its text to suit myself.

A large part of why it has become so silly.
11 months ago - Friday 1/13/17 - 6:35:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
You don't profess to follow anything. I wonder what that does make you?
11 months ago - Friday 1/13/17 - 6:35:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 1/12/17 - 12:16:42 PM dacash wrote:
A subset of the thing is not the same as the thing itself?
On Thursday 1/12/17 - 11:23:07 PM Abzurd wrote:
so a thumb is a professional finger?

Only when you start to pay it to perform.
11 months ago - Friday 1/13/17 - 12:45:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
what that does make me? an individual... who has more sense than to feed you information to use in order to be a c*nt.
11 months ago - Friday 1/13/17 - 1:02:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 1/13/17 - 12:45:27 PM Boredofu wrote:
what that does make me? an individual... who has more sense than to feed you information to use in order to be a c*nt.

So.. that's how yo define people who use a persons perceived standards to judge them?

Such self loathing. Have you thought about seeing someone about that
11 months ago - Friday 1/13/17 - 3:18:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
When the person at Starbucks smiles and says, "Have a great day!" Are they lying or acting or both or neither?
11 months ago - Friday 1/13/17 - 3:41:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 1/13/17 - 12:45:27 PM Boredofu wrote:
what that does make me? an individual... who has more sense than to feed you information to use in order to be a c*nt.
On Friday 1/13/17 - 1:02:55 PM dacash wrote:
So.. that's how yo define people who use a persons perceived standards to judge them? Such self loathing. Have you thought about seeing someone about that


Percieved standards? What thw fact that I had Christmas dinner with my sister is a percieved standard now?

No Dacash you are just a nasty little c*nt who uses the internet to be a c*nt.
10 months ago - Sunday 1/15/17 - 7:26:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, lying is definitely a form of acting, but acting is not necessarily lying. After all, if you're in a movie about an historical figure such as George Washington, you're not going around saying actually ARE George Washington. You're just portraying him. The credits even show "George Washington played by......"
10 months ago - Sunday 1/15/17 - 8:58:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
If the actor says "I am George Washington", they're not telling the truth. Can a statement be neither truth nor lie? Does the act of recitation remove it from such categories?

I guess to answer the first question, a statement in a vacuum such as "This dog is red" without any specification as to what dog is being referenced is neither truth nor lie. But then is it a statement if it doesn't actually have any meaning?

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