Wednesday, October 1, 2008


If you really, really believe a lie to be true, does that mean that it’s not a lie?

When you discover that you have been teaching a lie (that you sincerely thought was true) for many years, should you tell those you taught that you taught them a lie?


Jamie A. Grant said...

Ooh, tough one. And not in a hypothetical sort of way 'cause you did it. Crap - I did it, too. And very proudly at that.

Seeems to me that we have to answer for our actions. And if we assumed leadership or a teaching role, then we have to answer for how we led and what we taught.

There are plenty of examples out there of people that believed a lie and did the wrong thing as a result but they still had to pay the consequences.

I dunno, I guess I come down on the side of apologizing to people and correcting what we said. That doesn't mean we have to grab anyone by the scruff of the neck and convince them, but we can approach them in a careful manner and offer them the chance to listen to us again. What people choose to do after that is up to them...

What do you think?

David Grant said...

Great answer and approach. Caring for the individual was always the mandate and this seems to be an appropriate follow up to that care.