Lying: Is it justifiable? - Margôt Tesch, Writer

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Spring Creek Station 1:45 pm for Saturday, 25th August, 2018

We all desire to be considered honest and reputable. Yet we all give ourselves permission to lie in certain circumstances. This event will take a 'look under the hood' at lying by considering a series of scenarios. We will talk about how we might behave in each scenario then consider the implications of the various choices.

When do we lie, why do we lie? We all believe it is okay to tell 'white' lies ... but is that really the best outcome for all? We lie for all sorts of reasons: to avoid embarrassment, hurt, loss of status to name a few.

To facilitate this discussion we will put forward a number of scenarios.

Example Scenario:
You are asked to attend a social function, a bbq at a friend's house. You are free the evening in question but you are reluctant to attend because you would prefer to stay at home. You know one of the other guests who is likely to attend and you would rather avoid them and you are tired due to a family tension you have been trying to deal with. You don't feel like going out and would rather be at home relaxing. But your friend is important to you and you don't want to offend her.

What would you do? What should you do? What are the possible implications of the various choices?

How the event will run

1:45       Arrive and share a tea/coffee provided and a quick chat (BYO drinks and a small plate to share)
2:10       Welcome
2:20       Scenario 1: Invited to diner Facilitated by Dinie Ferrier
2:40       Scenario 2: TBD
3:00       Scenario 3: TBD
3:20       Scenario 4: TBD
3:40       Discussion around learnings and important discoveries
3:55       Next topic check in


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