Control: (v) to dominate by giving direction
It certainly doesn’t make me a genius, nor particularly insightful, to tell you that the greatest problem on Planet Earth is lying.
Once it begins, there is literally no possibility of anywhere to place trust.
You have to question everything. It is not only annoying, but impractical, because time does not allow us to cross-examine everyone we should be able to believe.
Yet, rather than attacking lying, I would much rather point out where lying slips into our lives and trickles off our tongues. Basically, it occurs when we try to establish that we are in control—but circumstances contradict our assertion.
Once it becomes obvious that we are not in control, but instead, constantly need to evolve toward better choices, we can stop lying.
We can simply say, “Oops! I missed that one.”
But if we’re afraid we’ll lose status, value, importance or power by not touting our control, then we quickly draw out our lies and spill them, like poison.
It’s not really human.
This is why any reasonable philosophy requires the participants to be prepared to repent and change—or they will end up perishing in a lifestyle of deception.