The real myth is that we think we can know Intent. We can’t.

Yeah, I remember the hysteria in the 80s as well; and it’s based on an ancient myth from the 19th century that “children don’t lie”, which became “children don’t like about such things”.

Bullshit of course.


Children lie just like adults lie and when you’re being interviewed when you’d rather be playing, you say whatever needs to be said as convincingly as possible to get out of the interview.

Child + human psych 101. Plus when you get wrapped up in a story, especially when you become a part of that story, and it pleases people around you to TELL your story they way they like to hear it… you keep telling the story the way people want to hear it until you tell it to yourself.

People forget the authority levels involved and how that changes the stories ppl tell.

Mind control and brainwashing is really impossible because we *can’t* know what someone is thinking based on what they say or do.

The real myth is that we think we can know Intent. We can’t.

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