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What do you think would happen if, for one day only, the entire population of the world could not lie?

Asked by serafina (1149points) August 31st, 2010

How do you / or not, think this would effect society?

Would you struggle not to get caught out also?

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Cruiser's avatar

Gosh….I would thoroughly enjoy the 24 hours of silence!

ucme's avatar

Well that’s the world’s politicians well & truly butt fucked then. As for me, well I never lie….....cross my heart & hope to….... :¬)

serafina's avatar

@Cruiser @ucme haha great responses!

Austinlad's avatar

To tell the truth, I think there’s be chaos.

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AmWiser's avatar

So what would happen the next day….would there be double the deaths? Alas, fortunately or unfortunately death is inevitable.
@Austinlad lol! both of em.

wundayatta's avatar

Not much. I don’t think the vast majority of people believe they are lying most of the time, so it would be easy to refrain for one day. A few people who habitually lie might talk about what they really want or what their real agenda is. This could only help other folks make better decisions.

In fact, when you think about it, the internet is making it harder for people to lie. You can get instant access to information that either verifies or puts the lie to something someone else says. I think your one day world is becoming more of an everyday world. There is still dissimulation, but it’s getting harder to get away with it.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I think a lot of people would be very upset with others that they know. And people would say things they didn’t really mean except in that moment in hurt and anger.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Everyon’e ass would look fat in their jeans ;)

ucme's avatar

Well according to some paranoid folk, fluther would be wholesome… least for 24hrs anyway :¬)

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

I agree with @Austinlad

That could cause alot of problems.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

“What do you think would happen if, for one day only, the entire population of the world could not lie?”

That would mark the Second Coming of Christ.

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”...

Simple message really. Accept the Way of Truth and Live.

Artistree's avatar

Not been able to lie to yourself would be the biggest killer.

Seaminglysew's avatar

This would be awesome. I would like to line a few people up in advance to have a heart to heart conversation with.

ipso's avatar

Not exactly the same scenario but The Invention of Lying was fun.

Frenchfry's avatar

Reminds me of the movie Liar Liar. Reminded me of that. and I think a lot of husbands would be sleeping on the couch.

BoBo1946's avatar

would be a lot of politicians committing suicide!

Austinlad's avatar

@ipso, also LIAR, LIAR with Jim Carrey.

ipso's avatar

@Austinlad – Yes – @Frenchfry nailed that one ^ and I immediately realized it was a much better example, and her (and your) movie mojo are strong!

YARNLADY's avatar

It wouldn’t be much different from any other day for most people, and the rest would suddenly find the need to stay in bed and get a lot of sleep.

Nicole8's avatar

I think that a lot of people would be getting very mad and upset at each other!

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