Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kids Corner

(Olive Press/Phoenicia Times October 22, 2009)

I’m going to state that lying is a foolish thing that men and women do. Sometimes children lie too. BUT, you can, sort of, get famous for lying. Like, Nixon lied. I think his lying made him more famous than he would have been as just a president. Clinton also lied, but it didn’t make him more famous because he was already going to be famous for having Hilary for a wife. Famous women liars are Anne Bonney and Mary Read, who pretended they were men and became pirates. They had better careers because they lied. As we all know, Pinocchio is the best known liar. He lied about little things, but it didn’t get him anywhere. All it got him was in a Disney movie. From personal experience, I haven’t gotten anywhere from lying either—but in my room for punishment. I ask myself when I lie, “what have I done?” and “why would I do that?” I have no answer for these questions. I was singing this song that goes, “tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…” and asked my mom "what is a 'sweet little lie'?" She said, it’s when the person asking you the question doesn’t really want to know the truth. Like when my mom says, “do you know what time it is?” and I know she means it’s time to clean my room, but I say, “no, what time is it?” because I don’t really want to know the answer to her question. Even though I don’t want to know the truth, I still have to clean my room and I still don’t like it. Just like a birthday card always gets opened, the truth always reveals itself. Except the times when the truth is junk mail and it just gets thrown away.