Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT EXAGGERATION

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Exaggeration: n. adding untruths to truths in a communication

In a highly emotional society exaggeration is commonplace. We say things are beautiful, great, wonderful, lovely, and super when they don’t deserve that lofty status.

 

Parents frequently exaggerate the praise given to offspring and the result is that the offspring develop an overly high, unrealistic appraisal of their selfworth, abilities, and competence.

 

Advertisers exaggerate the desirability of their products and frequently we are disappointed by the reality.

 

Exaggerations about yourself may make you feel more important than you actually are but it is self delusion which few humans will be convinced of in the long duration.

 

Exaggeration is emotional and factual BS so don’t do it if you want to maintain a reputation for honesty and want to be respected for your opinion.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ERROR

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Error: n. deviating from (truth and/or accuracy) and/or rightness and the deviation is the largest when antonyms such as untruth and/or wrong are used to identify these deviation extremes

In humans these errors are frequently caused by (bad and/or wrong judgments) and/or (ignorance and/or carelessness) and/or inattention.

 

What is the difference between an error and a mistake? A mistake is basically a frequently unintentional error.

 

A mistake is made by a human and an error is made by a logical thinking human or a robot and is a more objective mistake. Machines can make true errors and humans frequently make subjective mistakes instead of objective ones.

 

Accuracy is the key and if you make accurate statements based on as many facts as possible then you will frequently not be accused of erring much.

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