Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Being EGL – too demanding, not-so rewarding

“It is always the best policy to speak the truth - unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.”

An exceptionally good liar (EGL) – interesting person…if you know he is an EGL, he loses his identity.

It must be tough to be an EGL. (Any EGL/was-EGL-until- reading this, you can share your experience by posting a comment on this blog as Anon, sympathy is always there with you, though this is not a helpdesk at all) First you have to lie and then no one should believe that you lied. Also, they say to hide one lie, you have to say 100 more. So much of burden on the poor soul!!!

Besides every one cannot be an EGL – you really need to have a good memory - because you have to remember what you said the last time, isn’t it? And once you have mastered lying, there are so many people and so many lies. You are competing with yourself to prove that – “No, I can never be caught.” (Competing with others is not that tough – you can always have “grapes are sour” attitude or play-the-blame-game strategy. When you are the convict as well as the judge, its all together another ball game)

It takes efforts to lie (as mental, and sometimes even physical energy is required in the process), and when all is done, there is no one to say “well done”. If someone even doubts you lied, you are not an EGL in the real sense.

In case, you are an EGL and someone comes to know of it, you’ve lost that someone who believed you, loved you, listened to you, and was by your side, especially during tough times. For that someone, now whenever you speak you spin a yarn. (though you are not into textile industry)

So it’s like - Heads I win, tails you lose.


At Wednesday, June 08, 2005, Blogger abnegator said...

Two points:
1. why used "he" for an egl - past experiences?
2. if u dont have a good memory - u will truth-speak to be harder too !
By the way ..ur poem at aaina was really good !

At Thursday, June 09, 2005, Blogger Amrita said...

Abnegator -
1. If there would have been past experience, the person wouldn't have been an EGL... :P
He, or rather she, would have been only a GL (good liar).

2. If I am correct, you meant to say, "without good memory, speaking truth is also tough"
I believe to speak what it true requires no pauses, no formatting - it just comes out naturally.
May be everyone may not agree with the previous sentence but a frank person will definitely.Whenever one lies, the fear of being caught affects the person's body language and also the thought process. My personal observation includes - people smile unknowingly after they
lie (my way of identifying liars) and many avoid eye-to-eye contact.

About poem at "Aaina" - It reflects the attitude - "mujhse badhkar mera dukh koi nahin samajhta"

At Thursday, June 09, 2005, Blogger nits said...

you seems to have done PhD on lies, I do agree it takes really great effort to become an EGL, and you really dont get appreciated in the end. :)

At Thursday, June 09, 2005, Blogger s! said...

hehe, the thing with EGL is that it's like doing anonymous acts of charity.. you've done something, and want people to know it, then again, you don't want people to know of it also.. dilemma dilemma!

At Friday, June 10, 2005, Blogger Abhishek said...

nice blog

At Tuesday, June 14, 2005, Anonymous Archana said...

Hey real good blog. Really appreciate the thought process and practical observations made in the process of writing this blog.

At Friday, June 17, 2005, Blogger Amrita said...

nits - lol @ PH.D in lies

At Wednesday, April 26, 2006, Blogger ThinShark said...

I don't lie..
it's a little hard to comment on writing skills here without you wondering about the truth in the statement, so let's leave that to lie ;)


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