1. Which cards did your group find easiest to place? Which did you find most difficult?
By far the easiest card to place was the worst one and that was lying under oath. The most difficult ones were often the unspecific cards. For example: Telling a Kid about Santa Clause. Does that mean telling them Santa isn’t real or is?
2. How similar or different was your order from that of other groups? Were there any surprises?
I was very supirsed by other groups, some of the other groups orders were completely different from my group. For example one group didn’t put lying under oath as a bad thing. I thought this was really strange, I mean I think that is was by far the worst thing someone could do. I guess everyone just has their own perspective and we should all strive to respect that no matter if we agree or not.
3. Were there cases where you’d need more information about the context before placing it?
Yes this often had to do with not knowing where to place the card, the best example which I used above was the Santa Clause one. Was that telling a child he was not real or real? I also thought that some of them on their own didn’t seem bad at all. I can’t remember an example but I thought there were a lot that seemed to just be thrown in there. Maybe it was just to mix it up? Or maybe some people consider those things bad?
4. How many of these forms of deception have you engaged in – be honest ?
Unfortuntely I engaged in 28 of them. Don’t ask me how that is possible. But I think of myself as Sly not dishonest but sly.
5. How widespread do you think deception is in the population at large?
Well from reading Mrs. Bruvall’s word press http://tok2014.wordpress.com/ I think that deception is a lot more prevalent than people think. Especial in younger generations were parents put pressure on their kids to do well and go to a good college. Cheating is really across the board. I’ll be honest I have cheated on a few assignments but I haven’t ever cheated on a test before. I think that also advertisements can be very deceiving and I think that is where we come in contact with it the deception the most.
6. How do you define a “lie” – which of these cards would you classify as “not a lie” and why?
In my opinion lies can be defined as anything that hurts anyone or using deception to trick someone. I really don’t think there are any good lies, being polite is one thing but lying is different. If you have nothing nice to say than you shouldn’t say anything. But you should still be polite.
7. Under what circumstances, if any, is it acceptable to mislead or deceive other people? Should we tell the truth at any cost, or are other things, such as happiness, more important?
I think that telling people the truth is the most important thing a person can ask for even if it isn’t what the person wants to hear. It is unnecessary for a healthy life and healthy relationships. Honest goes with integrity which are very important traits in people. I think that honesty can lead to happiness 🙂