A Toast to Reflections

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欺瞞;詐欺; Обман;dolo; engano; betrug; hoopunipuni; bedrog; tromperie; urdu; deceit

The word is deceit. Whatever the language, this word translates into an interesting unit. It is with certainty this word is interesting all over the globe. At least it looks interesting in print to an English speaker such as myself.

Language is interesting. People who speak their particular language by saying ‘stuff’ are just as interesting. Whether talking to children, friends, family, spouse and others, what people say matters. It especially matters when they are saying something to children or children hear them. Children are automatically being prepped and trained for the world stage. We, the word speakers and “understanders” of words are to be mindful. I wonder which matters most. Is it the words spoken within sight and hearing distance of children? Or, the words used when talking to children? It’s something to think about. After all we are leaving them in charge of the world, as every generation before us. Let’s not set things to chaos and anarchy for them. It causes people to get hurt, even beyond what we can imagine. The world is big with many corners. Honesty and good are units that are sustainers of life and peace.

Being deceitful or “straight-forward” are choices where one should be law. They both can’t exist in harmony; it’s either this way or that way. Honestly, which is better?

We don’t have to indulge deceit. If we didn’t it likely would die-out because it doesn’t stand on its own. It borrows our body movement to emphasize itself. It requires us to conjurer up false expressions for its use, as well, borrows our hand gestures and uses our eyes also.

Deceit is nothing new and has been around since childhood. We have the tales in our minds-eye to prove it.

I remember having deceit shown to me through various children tales at an early age. Let’s face it, everything begins from childhood. “Three Little Pigs”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen”, “Snow White”, and “Hansel and Gretel”. But, of course, there were others. Those were the days. Such stories were once teaching tools to develop truth and morality in our children. It was a time when your word was your bond; truth was the backdrop. Don’t laugh! Truth is powerfully positive or powerfully negative.

Deceitfulness is not limited based on particular surnames, gender, or age. Who decides which is better these days? It’s a no brainer for me. I would prefer to not be told not to worry, the house is not on fire” when it is, and I burn up.

“The Boy who Cried Wolf” is classic to the dangers of deceit, i.e. lies.

Reacting or responding to an item of truth is quite different from responding to deceit or essentially dishonesty.

This simple word of six letters is more powerful than we perhaps ever consider. It has abilities likely not yet even discovered. While I can think of many, those most serious immediately comes to mind: It can call up anarchy, destruction, and killings. The killing can be physical or emotional, nonetheless it’s a killing just the same. Anarchy can bring about destruction. Destruction leaves nothing to repair.

Deceit is the act of representing as true what is known to be false. A lot more could be said about this word but let’s just think about it, starting now!

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