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Query from: srinivas n, india, 03/02/08
Topic: HUMANITIES      Submitted on:
Subject: why people believe false than truth?

people are interested in making false so easily than to the truth. they put more interest in spreading false which causes severe social problems.

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Response from: Clava Ghirca,   
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You are right. Truth usually hurts so there are some people that prefere false. Those who are spreading false want to gain something and this should happen as fast as possible.We need a good quantity of discernment to select the truth from the false as we need to separate the good from the evil. Economical situation are pushing people to believe almost anything.

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Response from: krishnamurthy salem ramachandran,   
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Because, the spreader makes the news so believable as true. But every person should aware about the true and false before making final decision.

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Response from: poras ,   
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the reason is that the truth is always final and if accepted it gives silence to the chattering mind. but mind dont want to stop(nature of mind) so it stics to something which flourishes easily, and false is like a tree which blooms very easily. secondly the fear(subconcious) which is in human as in like animals so people accept false so that they dont have to face truth.

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Response from: NEERAJA NAVEEN,   
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Lies are more believable than the truth. oftentimes people want to believe what makes them feel good no matter what the facts are.if a person believes that a lie is real, it will become real in its consequences.

"Individuals construct reality in their own mind. If you believe something is true, it becomes true regardless of what the facts are," maintains Young, a specialist in forensic psychology.

He says that lies are often more believable than the truth because people have a huge capacity for denial. "It's easier for a person to accept something when it is similar to what they believe. Some would say in order to understand truth you have to have insight, but insight itself is not sufficient. Individuals tend to deny certain facts which contradict what they want to believe."

A recent study found that memory plays a great part in what people recall as true or false.

Some people believe that if the perception they give allows them to be accepted and valued, especially if they lack the self-esteem to value who they are, then the lie is more believable than the truth.

"The perception is that the lie is going to make me feel loved, appreciated and valued. These are things everyone desires. When people feel this way, they think that maybe they can get away with it. They'll tell one lie and then get way in over their head."

Low self-esteem isn't the only thing that could make a person take to lying and believing untruths as real. A person's mental health is another factor.

"A person may have an antisocial personality disorder in which one diagnostic criteria will be deceit, repeated lies and conning others for pleasure. "These people just don't care. It's a mental illness. The onset of it is usually 18. These people would be prone to being a pathological liar."

As a former member of the Colorado State Board of Parole for two terms, Young says that he once worked closely with pathological liars. For them, lying is a way of life and lies always take precedence over the truth.

"They know they are lying, but their whole purpose is to manipulate others. Even though you catch them in lies, they'll just fabricate more lies to cover up for being discovered. They weave such a complicated web of lies that oftentimes they may often confuse themselves," notes Young.

Accepting the truth can be difficult, the experts agree. But, as it says in the Bible, "the truth shall set you free."

"It's difficult to get up every morning facing the truth," says Dickerson. "Therefore people, particularly oppressed people such as African Americans in the U.S., may buy into lies."

Telling people the truth is of the most fundamental importance. We cannot just suppress the truth based on how people will react. We do not have the right to determine a people's happiness. That means that we do not necessarily have the right to make them unhappy. But we do not have the right to keep them ignorantly blissful either. What should we do? Give them the truth.

What is it that we offer in return after taking their happienss away? The truth.

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Response from: Geetha Gopakumar,   
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Because those who are trying to do so and interested to do know very well that – people at large are illiterate, little knowledge so that one can take the lead on them and can try to fish in the troubled water. Since anger and pain are natural emotions or reaction of the body against unwarranted situations, just like love and affection are for favourable situations. The best thing would be to create an atmosphere of friendly sharing of information. We generally have been failing to evaluate truth and false from a situation or speech just because we don’t have the patience of mind and those who have the patience are being affected by lack of knowledge about a particular issue.

Don't trust entirely on what one channel or newspaper is telling you. If possible, hear the news on different channels, radio stations, and papers. Assume that there can be something more than what the media is telling you. Never take any hurried actions based on the news you hear. While discussing the news at home, workplace, or any public place, never state anything more than the facts you know - even little things said wrongly can deteriorate further and become completely different rumors. Always try to curb the news that sounds like a rumors. To be tolerant and patience means to accommodate the views that may differ from your opinion on a given subject. The intolerance arises from insecurity, and the insecurity of the masses is manipulated by politicians and vested interests, to unleash violence in the society. To make our children feel secure, we must make them recognize that just because somebody's name or faith, or facial features, or colour of skin is different, does not mean that they are conspiring against us, or hate us.many beliefs that people hold today are not supported by evidence, but only by the subjective preferences of those holding order to find truth, one must be ready to give up those subjective preferences in favor of objective facts. And facts are best discovered through logic, evidence, and order to find truth, one must be ready to give up those subjective preferences in favor of objective facts. And facts are best discovered through logic, evidence, and science.

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Response from: Indumukhi A.,   
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Do you think this statement applies to all people?

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