I have been thinking lately about exaggeration


I have been thinking lately about exaggeration. People who refuse to exaggerate are implying that they only ever tell the truth about events, incidents, qualities, etc. But perception is subjective and our evaluations are rarely accurate. We usually distort the details of things we try to remember. So it is impossible to tell the absolute truth about empirical phenomena. People who claim only to tell the truth can thus never tell the truth. Therefore people who don’t exaggerate are liars.

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