Apr. 15th, 2013

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{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

Mine were quotes and this will be the 7th entry:

Politeness is deception in pretty packaging. -Veronica Roth (Divergent)

Withholding words is the same as lying. -Veronica Roth (Divergent)

I used two quotes today because to me they are very similar. Divergent is the first in a wonderful teen trilogy, that I highly recommend. I copied the following from the wikipedia entry because it explains it better than I could:
In the distant future, the city of Chicago has divided society into five separate fractions, each one meant to uphold a particular virtue of humanity: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). On a given day each year, all 16-year-olds must take an aptitude test that tells them which faction they truly belong to. After taking the test, they can decide whether or not to transfer from their faction to a different one for the rest of their lives.

I have found that most people can't see which faction they would choose. I had no problem at all. I would be Candor. Hands down. I am not saying that I haven't ever lied or that I don't lie in certain situations. But if we are friends and you ask me a question, I will tell you what I think. Things are messed up in this world enough and I don't want to have to worry about people lying to make me feel better. I am surprised sometimes at how much easier communication is when you are honest with people about what you want. I am not normally taken by surprise about what people think of me because I try to be very honest to myself and about myself. Sometimes honesty hurts but that is never my intention, I just have a hard time not saying what I think out loud.


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