Parents Who Lie to Their Children Raise Children Who Lie to Them

"LIAR!" written backward on a window
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“Do as I say, not as I do.”

It’s been shown countless times that children learn a lot by observing what those around them do and imitating that.

Even if those same examples caution them against performing the behaviors, actions speak louder than words. And they’re more likely to mimic what they see than to follow instructions that conflict with the actions of those cautioning them.  » Read more

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Polyamory and Reformed Cheaters: Fessing Up is Hard to Do

a photo of a person in a white shirt viewed from the back, they are sitting in a field of grass, text over picture reads "the first boy I ever loved was my best friend and I'm afraid that's what pushed him away"
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Polyamory is Harder for Reformed Cheaters

“Polyamory? That’s something that’s for reformed cheaters, right?”

And I want to say no when people say that, but it’s a great deal more complicated than that.

While there are plenty of people who become polyamorous without ever being physically unfaithful as monogamous people, there are others who did.  » Read more

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Pinocchio

A riddle:

You come to a fork in the road. One way leads to safety, and the other way to death. One liar and one truth-teller are there (you can’t tell them apart) and you only have time to ask one question. What will you ask and which road will you take?

Answer: “Which road would the other person take?”  » Read more

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On Obscurantism

I was cruising through some old chat logs for a romantic trip down memory lane and came across myself explaining to Skyspook about my personal views on language:

 

Conversation with skyspook at 5/11/2011 on irc:

(2:50:32 PM) page: I wanted to say it without saying it
(2:50:44 PM) page: that’s how poetry is,  » Read more

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