Pine Tree Counselling
Trudi Jane Wyatt, MA, CT, CCC

Counselling services for individual men and women in Calgary, Alberta.

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“Lies confuse”

“Lies confuse.” This quote is from a book called People of the Lie and is quoted by Tennessee Psychologist Alan Godwin in a recent “Drama Review” post of his. That post describes that some clients are perplexed when a family member’s version of history seems different from their own remembered version, describes propaganda as a way to “raise doubts about the knowability of objective reality”, describes our “post-truth” culture, and describes how all these can intersect. I found this post most interesting, and commented in the comments that there is actually a long history in philosophy (and philosophy — worldviews — influence culture) of casting doubt on objective reality, though not all philosophies do this. For Dr. Godwin’s post and my (and others’) comments, here is the link:

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