Thursday, August 02, 2007

Not telling the truth is a way of life

In the English version, telling 'The Truth is the best policy' but in Chinese, there is another saying, 'Too Truthful in life turns one to be a beggar'.

No new properties can be sold with telling the truth. For any new housing projects being launched, sellers always claimed that not many units are still available. At their site offices, most of the units are marked as sold, when they are not. The intention is to create a sense of high false demand which can excite interested buyers. Not telling the truth helps to sell faster.

You might be calling a professional for arranging an appointment to seek his advices and services. Perhaps he can be free on that day but he prefers to inform you that he is busy for the next few days. You would be too happy to see him next week or so because you feel that he is a successful professional due to his tight schedules. Not telling the truth helps him to be wanted.

Your girlfriend calls you at the wrong time of the night when your wife is still awake. She asks, "darling! who is that?" You reply, "that was a wrong number from a stupid guy." Not telling the truth saves your life. These are all facts of life we have to face.

Meaningful quote; "Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." Spoken by Oprah Winfrey

1 comment:

danielle said...

LOL, Robert, is the girlfriend vs wife thingy an actual and personal experience ? oh