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The Point: The Truth about Lying

Should you try to lift a liar? For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Recently, the New York Times ran the headline, “Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good.” Parents, the author says, shouldn’t be dissapoint about their immature fibbers since studies show that kids who distortion are some-more intelligent and “socially adept” than those who don’t.

And for children who aren’t utterly so good at lying, relatives can “speed up the process” by training exercises. Lying is good for your brain, claims the author, so the earlier kids start lying, the better.

I wish we were making that up, but I’m not. The author’s evidence is entirely unchanging with a worldview that sees cognitive ability as the top peculiarity we should value and favour in children.

But cognitive comprehension isn’t the only kind. There’s also dignified intelligence—knowing the right thing to do in a implicitly charged universe. And there’s relational intelligence—knowing how best to live in attribute with others, for their good, not just the own.

You see, “studies” and “research,” they also simulate worldview. Always keep that in mind.


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