Expression of the Unconscious

Expression of the Unconscious

People often speak in direct contradiction of what they mean. In another word, people often lie. Usually, it’s not only harmless, but necessary for a pleasant and civil life. “You don’t look fat in that!” “I respect your opinion!” Most of the time, people truly mean it. But if they don’t, should they tell the truth all the time? “Your new hairstyle is awful!” “Your opinion is garbage. People like you should be jailed.” Would the world be more tolerable if people never lie? We think, as long as good judgement and good taste is exercised, small doses of harmless lies in life are much more preferable. Unfortunately, good judgement and good taste that are often lacking. Unflattering opinions are usually suppressed consciously. We thank people for their effort...