Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Telling lie is a Sin for a Child,
Fault for an Adult,
An Art for a Lover,
A Profession for a Lawyer,
A Requirement for a Politician,
A Management Tool for a Boss,
An Accomplishment for a Bachelor,
An Excuse for a Subordinate,
A Matter of Survival for a Married Man.

The world seems to accept lies as something quite normal.

Using ChatGPT to write your PhD dissertation sounds like a big lie as well.

Might as well use it to write your marriage proposal, your love letters, the eulogy at your friend’s funeral, your curriculum vitae, a book.

I lecture at universities. I recently blew a gasket when I heard a student, a PhD candidate no less, saying ChatGPT “is the best thing that has happened” in his life.

What a fucking retard!

ChatGPT can take away a person’s need to think.

Why not, when at the press of a few buttons, things are handed to you on a silver platter?

Takes away thinking and creating and soon, no one will know how to think or how to write.

People forget that whatever “knowledge” ChatGPT coughs up is from a depository of whatever’s out there, and much of it could well be misinformation or total falsehood or plain crap.

Even if what is being dredged up is accurate and true, people who don’t think wouldn’t know to make use of the information that shows up.

Applicability becomes a challenge.

Telling lies enables people to avoid thinking too.

Just flippantly spewing some lies or excuses is a convenient way to avoid thinking of how to tell the truth.

In 2021, I came to know a pathological liar.

Almost every thing that came out of her face hole are lies.

What on God’s green earth had happened for her to end up like this?

She lies without batting an eyelid.

No qualms whatsoever dispensing bullshit.

I’m a simple man. I’ll let you lie until you trip and end up hanging yourself.

Once I catch you lying to me, you become persona non grata, and I avoid you like the plague.

Maybe it’s the consequence of having grown up almost destitute in a poor communist country that makes her such a liar.

Lies helped her survive.

My curation of lies – not all told to me, thankfully – nevertheless, ones that are hard to forget. The list below also includes half truths as well as factual statements (meaning, not lies) said in earnest and with sincerity, but are totally unbelievable:

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”

“The payment is in the mail.”

“I will visit you.”

“I promise not to cum in your mouth.”

“I will pull out in time.”

“I am getting a divorce, then we will get married.”

“I miss you.”

“I love you.”

“Your call is important to us, please hold.”

“This will make you a lot of money.”

“Neighbors first, bankers second.”

“Citi never sleeps.”

“Budget 2023 will be my Valentine’s Day present to all.”

“It’s just a weather balloon.”

“Wuhan was where the coronavirus was first detected but it was not where it originated.”

“Simply put, there is a lack of sufficient evidence, either documentary or through witnesses, which would establish any criminal charge beyond a reasonable doubt against a specific individual.”

“There is a clear and mutual understanding that my role as a parliamentarian is distinct from my role at Grab. The company has established clear rules of engagement to ensure that any possible conflict of interest will be properly declared and avoided.”

“At this stage, we do not know. I will not prejudge the outcome. What needs to be rectified? We do not know yet.”

“Under the Seniors Go Digital program, digital ambassadors, deployed island-wide across 37 SG Digital Community Hubs (at selected community clubs and libraries), teach seniors how to use smartphones for day-to-day activities such as communicating online, accessing digital government services, and conducting online transactions safely.”

“SG Digital Office’s efforts are complemented by the Silver Infocomm Wellness Ambassador initiative, a joint initiative started in 2012 by the Infocomm Media Development Authority and People’s Association‘s Active Ageing Council. The initiative trains and supports digitally savvy seniors to teach and encourage their peers to embrace digitalization through the formation of peer support groups at residents’ committees, residents’ network centers and community clubs. We have received feedback that seniors appreciate learning from their peers.”

Yeah, right!

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