Can LYING Be Good?? | Thomas Sanders
For my next trick I will transform, myself into a very old man. The. Catch is that the trick takes about 60, years. What. Is up everybody hope the year has been going well for you so far, well. It's been nice so. Far up. Until they messed everything up boy what happened Papa's in the house well hey there Patton I didn't. See you rise up there um what you asked what happened well, for. Lack, of better. Words he was a bad friend would you stop saying that's what it's true situation was incredibly, common there. Were many big. Guys. Guys settle, down please guess who has ten fingers and is very confused, this, guy, I'm. Silly like that sure that Joan was also confused when they saw the Thomases reserved si was empty just let it go charlie frown I'm. Sorry I called you Charlie frown it's, just this senseless bickering, never gets us anywhere on the contrary bickering amongst ourselves is historically, how we've resolved all. Of Thomas's, issues provided, you have me there to help and sit, through the nonsense, oh good Logan, everyone's favorite character, oh that's very kind, of you Patton's no I and, to ease your apparent confusion I will review last night's proceedings, which occurred thusly, Thomas, was having another mundane, evening in where he what else away useful, waking hours by consuming, content he's already watched 15 and a half times before but like have you watched the office bloopers as a matter of fact I've watched at 15 and a half times because I am a part, of you but Thomas, had forgotten the just a little while ago he had told his best friend, Joan, that, he would attend a staged reading, of a play that Joan had worked so hard on. You forgot, I mean, basically. In, his downtime before the reading was to take place Thomas was invited to hang out with this one particularly. Dashing. Fellow which, is a unique, happenstance. Let me tell you and, Thomas sweet Thomas, innocently. Acquiesced. Yeah well you should have no trouble at, all explaining, that through that midway through hanging. Out with this dude Thomas, remembered where he was supposed to be supporting. His best. Brande Joan, we, could have shown up during the intermission, as you can see my, anxiety, started kicking in, but. My hopes and dreams had something else to say this fella was so, I've, been cute I mean who knows he Co been the prince of your dreams other than this prince of your dreams it was worth, it to stick around and besides, you would miss the first act by that point it was already too late so they continued, to fight the whole rest of the night and, I never left to go and support Joan, looking, and objectively, so you guys can sit this one out would Joan have wanted you in attendance for only half of the reading I don't know it's just being, there for the sake of supporting. Them and and and then this morning this. Morning they sent one text, where. Were you last night, f word, face. Look. I. Mean what do I say the truth is, honestly, so. Bad. Well, the only alternative, to the truth is a fabrication. In order to ease their concerns oh. That's. What you're implying that we should do isn't it maybe, lying, is only gonna bring about more trouble Thomas you know there's an how would you describe all of the acting, and performances. He's ever done in his life I mean that was all acting, in a way and, it wasn't so bad yeah. She. Is yeah I mean I wouldn't, want to say anything too, ridiculous, but I, mean. It's Joan I just don't know how I could bring myself to lie, to them, Paden, your Thomas's, morality, what do you have to say about any of this mm-hmm, well I think there are many views on honesty that we can look at to try to help us out here let's, look at God oh good night everybody no Immanuel. Kant kam, Sze he, was a 19th, century German, philosopher who. Believed you should never lie no, matter what because, to lie to someone would be treating them as a means to your end rather than their own person, with their own ends in mind listening, Roman well there, goes the acting, profession I mean never lying it oh well, there's the thing a dilemma, was presented, to count by French philosopher, bozo Montcoal stall, essentially. It was what, if a known murderer came, to your house asking, where your friend was so, they could kill him would, you tell the truth no Joe never, JA. He. Seems to link his friends John's, response, yeppers. You should still tell, them the truth can't, believe that you are not responsible for the actions of the murderer and you should just keep your hands clean yeah doesn't sound great Tom Birchall patent referencing. Famous philosophers. I'm. Impressed, my morality. I gotta know my stuff impressed, isn't the word I'd use the point is many people think Kant is just a bit idealistic the.
Death Of my friend is not ideal so you think God is wrong yeah. Therefore, it's okay to bend the truth whenever, it's appropriate and, totally okay to violate the trust of your close friends, oh don't be traumatic that's, my job lying could mean the best of. Both worlds. So dude won't be low because we weren't at their show hadn't I thought you said lying was wrong well it's all about priorities, friend oh what's, more important, to us Joan's, feelings, or. Honesty. Ah that's bordering on what's known as moral particularism, see I know things too okay but I just don't know if I can lie to Joan of course you can you simply speak as you normally would except rather than communicating information or, an idea let me know if I lose you you communicate, a false oh no I I, understand. That I can functionally, lie I just don't. Think that I can lie to Joan without feeling like a big jerk maybe you just need some practice Joe don't be sorry it's still me Prince, Roman I just thought maybe we could try out lying, to Joan to see how it feels I mean. We. Established this all shape-shifting, thing for if we're never going to use it no that's not a plan you're. Not Joan I don't know how they'd react and I'd be lying to their face several times that's, just a punishment well if you're considering lying to Joan maybe you deserve to be punished, mmm Thomas has a point if we truly are considering. Distorting, Joan's reality, as a means to our end we might need a strategy to stop facing, it that way that is literally what is happening here Thomas DWI, driving while intoxicated No. Deal, with it well how about we work out that strategy huh you know we got a good old Joe look-alike year, so all we got to do is set, the stage nah that's, it no wait stage, that's, it what's it all the world's a stage Thomas, Surfline truly, is no more than a fleeting, then, we shall, play the part like. Some Roman, disguised as Joan inside you bring now wake up but I gotta try to train my god a ladder chase stop wait Jane Joan didn't rhyme there welcome, to the mind Palace Theatre Thomas starring me Roman, for one night Germany, with Hugh Jackman isn't, know his understudies going on tonight who's this understudy, of. Course tonight I bring you a play in four and four that's excessive. There will be a 15-minute intermission, or, maybe just like three 15-second. Ads that pop up in the middle of the video just go with it but let's not forget all of the people making this possible, Logan. Our stage manager slash drama, turd the correct pronunciation is drum at urgh the researcher of the plays and uppers being put on that's what you got the job buddy also, can't forget our awesome, hard-working, techie Virgil, are utterly delightful, go-between, for the operation, of the lights the set the costumes, the props the, actors, so many, things. Is. Our amazing director what, no I'm the actor director and writer I'm, basically Orson Welles oh please. Right. You know how I love cartoons let him be director we need an audience Thomas theater is literally, not theater, without an audience to laugh when I say something funny and clap when I do something awesome you know he'll still do those things come on find a pattern you're the director.
Not. Even on the stage yet not even on the stage. It's. Mother's Day I'm wondering where my gift. Is from my cue to you oopsy, poopsy pants. Emphasis. On the oopsie because you were a mistake I. Have. Several questions here um are. You my mummy Doctor Who reference fantastic. Why are you playing her like that you know my mom you know her it's a hypothetical scenario, Thomas, just go along with it fine. Thomas if you gives me a gift from my third favorite holiday my first bin Groundhog, Day my, second being my birthday. Did, I get her gift no, I didn't what I sorry. My. Son seen. Roman, that was a beautiful, portrayal, of a mother betrayed by her son oh my gosh thank you thank you so much I was afraid of when a little to method with no it was perfect Thomas, I didn't, love your approach to the character, I mean, that sure could have gone better huh guys okay but that's not actually what would have oh I'm sorry Thomas do you know how any and all future events will play out should they come to pass well obviously I, don't but I'm Logan just Thomas have that information no he doesn't didn't think so all right let's run it again from the top with more feeling this done I thought Patton, was the director yeah right right oh. Sure. Let's, run it again from the time. It's. The finest, day in May oh my. Beautiful son I didn't see you there have you come bearing Mother's Day gifts, oh um. Ah. Darn. I was on my way here to. Get you your gift but. It, got lost oh goodness huh Wow, a. Homeless. Lady um, ate. It what what why I, left. It on a free, food counter like a doofus and she, mistook it for a free food sample, and ate it Oh. Very. Hungry that's why I bought her lunch we, exchanged, information, and she told me she would call me on a pay phone when. The gift later. Resurfaces. What thank. You then I don't want it anymore but it's the thought that counts, I love, you and seem brilliant. Logan. Can you tell us more about that scene that was a series of Lies of commission, which is when the liar tells, the subject an unmitigated. Falsehood. Presenting. Fiction as fact, fiction it's, like a heartwarming, fairy, tale sure and even if your mom still wanted to gift you at the very least bought yourself some time and beyond that you made yourself out to be an altruist yeah except, if we go that route we should make a point to actually, feed the homeless later totally and most, importantly, you spared, your mom's feelings. Mmm silver lining what if the mom finds out that he lied well based on Romans characterization it's likely that some sort of betrayal, motivated, dis omen would take place what. Joining. Sanders where were you for your Sunday shift.
What's. Going on here I'm your boss no I mean like what is the scene what is happening you lied to get off work this past Sunday wait I already lied I don't have a choice in the matter no that's in the past, you did it because your boyfriend really wanted to spend the day with your boyfriend what boyfriend how many lies are we telling here action that's not just for movies Sanders, where were you on Sunday we, were slammed because, you weren't there I'm. Gonna start calling you Thomas, Landers, boo. Hey, mister do to face Magee which is your actual legal surname, no yes and I should really come clean my. Boyfriend, wanted, to spend more time with me so I lied in order to have a free day to, share with him watch, you're. Lazy and you're, gay your. Fire scene. What the heck was that you don't know if your boss is a homophone. Anyway. If he hadn't fired me I would have quit noted, let's run it again except this time the boss isn't a homophobe not a homophobe awesome, and Thomas try not to get fired what were you on Sunday Thomas, you better have a good excuse. Fire. Yeah. Look. Mister doodoo face I have, worked here, at this, job, selling. Hot topic, merch oh yes and tonight for four years, now you, know that if I miss a day of work. It's. Probably, for a valid, reason hmm. Good. For you Sanders looks, like you're finally growing, fine, I suppose. You're right just don't make a habit out of it like your weird habit, of gluing your butt cheeks together what. Let them see. Me well, done I mean I almost lost character, because the lights were too bright you can only be so many places at once do drama Terry candy now it's Thomas that technique you used right there was called a character, lie it is the act of covering, up a truth by talking, about oneself in order to throw off suspicion by, relying, solely, on your reputation you. Completely, evaded, the matter at hand oh cool yeah. Would. You like to say anything hi marks here you all are really putting on a show. No. Effing way dude who broke this face, who. Brought this vase seriously. Guys everyone. Who's here at my awesome party. This, huge, crowd of people. That's definitely here, right now, somebody. Broke my grandma's, vase and, that. Was the last thing she gave to me before. She died I swear, to all things football. And/or, skateboarding. That. I will find you, do, make me cry these incredibly, manly tears anyone. Can speak up here and be a part of the scene, especially. Those, of us who aren't imagined, and are. Actually here on the stage like, not the people who are imagined, to be here through means, of suspension. Of disbelief I do not understand, the theater very well I shall continue, searching, for the culprit, in the next room. Stephanie. You wanna bake some cookies and. See, Thomas what was that I was giving you acting gold and you were giving me nothing was because I didn't use the Red Solo Cup I mean I thought it was cliche but if it took you out of the moment actually that was an acceptable version of what is known as a lie of omission, withholding. Important, information, that would help to elucidate the truth but he didn't say anything a lie civil mission are like I'm gonna save some things to leave something out say. Some things leave something well anything, may have been important information, so technically, that's what he did ergo valid, technique interesting. Huh something. Wrong I don't know it's just you know maybe some of the scene play is making me feel a little icky I thought, you were fine with all of this I'm. Just I'm thinking about Patton all of this definitely. Has to be a little bit strenuous on him isn't that right Patton alright guys it all comes down to this you've put on one heart-stopping. Act after another now Wow, me in this fourth act, ah I, know this one should be a piece of cake is, still Thomas where do babies come fall whoa no no we are not doing this one what don't, do this all the time we, are not going there, no yeah everyone knows where babies come from messenger. Falcons well alright okay I wasn't feeling in character anyway because I don't have my sippy, cup where, is my sippy cup it, was it was on the prop table did you move it no I did, not move it I have been acting, this whole time when would I have had time to move it hurt her stall for time what is happening back there he was in the greenroom what was it doing in there oh that's right I did move it I'm. So silly I'm so sorry. Thank you istil Tom as well as my pet hamster oh. No. It's not oh, great. Okay um well. Little. Edie. That's my nindo. Okay. Um your, hamster, yes what happened to my cute fluffy impossible. Not to love only, friend in the world who also happens to be my pet hamster sir squiggles, the wave. Cheese. Um. Squiggles. Went, away to. A, lovely. Little New Hampshire hotel, why oh. Because. He.
Didn't, Feel the same way about you okay, let's stop there Thomas let's, try not to make the child cry and this is like really sad and I'm such a sucker for like jealous little pouty face try something other than a lie of commission, wouldn't that have just been like a like a white line go again look head um, do. You know me, I'm your like what, I don't, know brother who he calls mr. Thomas I do what I let anything bad happen to, your hamster, so why was he. Did. You know me and stopping again okay Thomas I didn't believe any of that Turk your lies are hard, to implement in this situation, it really isn't simple, Pat let's try it from the top again will, you please tell me what happened to my falling, squishy. Beautiful. Fragile but, dear companions, our squiggles, the, boys. And. Scene. I'm sorry I'm sorry I that, scenario should have been a little bit easier for me to lie so I could protect, the kid but this, is all just making me feel really weird sadly, I have to agree I this whole night has been a fiasco it's, curtains, for sure curtains, No no I didn't oh come. On whatever, fine ended now. Well. All's. Well that ends well I suppose, that did not end well could you like not like, rub. It in because sure I'll admit it it, did not end well I thought it went well you did well I really don't know every theater go performance is the same to me whether, it's the Lion King or The Wiz you, can consider me one of lame you know if you're attacking theater but that was a strong couplet, thank you if I have to know with that trochaic Tam in iambic pentameter classic. Come on guys let's not give up now Thomas. You don't want to make Joan mad at you do you know I don't. But. I. Feel. Like I would be mad or, disappointed. In myself if, I were, to lie to them about this you won't if it's done correctly you're, right Robin I don't know I I, think. Thomas, is right when people go to see a show they know that it's just a show yes, whenever, a person purchases, a ticket to a show there's, an unspoken agreement between that person and the show owners that what, they're seeing isn't actually happening before them for example Ian, McKellen didn't actually die at the end of Macbeth thank goodness oh, my goodness that, man he, shall not pass Virgil, buddy I know you weren't too keen on it at first but come, on could you stand to lose the support of one of Thomas's, friends, well yeah Thomas's, friends make me feel more at ease but, Thomas lying would make me just as uneasy and anyone, who doesn't understand, that should just shut up whoa now Virgil. It's. Me. Aren't. We friends I'm, not so sure we are Thomas. I know this sounds backwards but sometimes. Lying. Is good hmm but you've said before I know what I said it, doesn't matter in this situation, it is the right thing to do period. Hadn't know yes, you're, wrong on this one buddy I think. What I need to do is accept, the, true course, of action, if. I've made a mistake, it's. Better for me to own up to it, I'm. Thankful that you all helped to guide me through these other options because it. Helped me to arrive, at this conclusion I. Need. To tell the truth here. And. It might, hurt. To do that. But. Whatever. Happens happens. Wow. I'm so proud of you Thomas you're, so mature thank. You, I knew something smelled fishy, here I also smell it I told Thomas to take the trash out no it, does smell bad but I was talking about Patton oh you, mean how he's clearly, oh. I get, it though I don't what is happening, you have to give us permission first, there are sides to everyone that they prefer, not to know about but. You're the boss Thomas, any. Information. You want to know you, can no you just. Have. To be open to hearing it in other words would. You like to learn something new about yourself Thomas, I don't know, oh I don't know either Thomas, you might not like what your fine fine. Tell me the. Same. What's. Deceit. Who's, she. Never heard of her god I hate this guy is creepy. Snake, face however. He is very kind, love the new outfit Roman meal thank, you and.
Virgil, I adore, the more intense, eye shadow it totally, doesn't make you look like a raccoon, nice, gloves did you just finish washing some dishes, yes. Why didn't I know about him until now he had you convinced you're an honest person but I am a not as a person oh you are Thomas you, are a good person, everybody, says nobody's. A completely. Honest person I try to be that's a more honest statement given, all the variations, of dishonesty, lies of omission lies of commission etc, lies can be fairly difficult to, avoid according. To Pamela Mayer author of lies spotting on any given day you may be lied to between 10 to 200 times. She's also stated that strangers, lie three times within, the first 10 minutes of meeting each other an average unmarried, couple lies, to one another in 1 out of every 3 interactions. Very. Few people are always honest, 100%, of the time they're, a very, rare, breed so. What he made me think I'm a completely, honest person so I didn't know he existed you, place distance between who you are. And the lies that you tell he. Is responsible for your doing so why didn't you guys tell me if you really don't want to know something he, can, keep our mouth shut I can't believe that I fooled myself like that you don't want to believe it that's where his power comes from things that you want to believe things. That you wish were true and, things. That you wish weren't what you don't know can't hurt you falsehood. Knowledge. Is an, incomparably. Valuable, multi-purpose. Tool that, is instrumental. In identifying and. Solving any problem, if. You're worried about getting hurt then. Seek knowledge, it. Is our greatest weapon and our. Greatest defense, Wow, Logan, that's, those. Really lovely. Speaking. Of seeking knowledge where is baton, dare you stand where he stood. You. Foolish dummy I am, and, always have been. Patent. No. You have no morality. He's. He's lying sorry, to break it to you but. I. Mean. It didn't hurt me at all. You're. In my spot. Well. This all went according to plan. Surely. It didn't get out of here, jack the fever all right but, you've seen, the last of me. Bye. I'm, so glad that you're back so glad that my back is what finish, your sentences tough wait, how do we know this is the real pattern maybe this is another one of deceits tricks enough. Twist yeah quick how do you feel my life it's wrong exactly. What deceit would say with some rare exceptions someone. Once posed a dilemma to Plato what, if a known murderer came to your house and we've already been over this yes and that was caught whoa good night everybody, no, Immanuel. Kant cake again tea wow I can't believe you're doubting me on this I know. My play-doh I've, been eating it since I was like five eating, later. Oh goodness are you talking about the non-toxic modeling, compound is there any other kind, that's for playing not heating mama told me to never play with my food definitely, patent times, reeling from all of this I'm surprised there wasn't someone earlier I mean here y'all are having a big old tea party, without me well I thought you were here all along. Guys. Deceit. Told me that I was a good person. Does. That mean I was lying to myself might. Am. I actually a bad person. You know kiddo I don't think you are I think maybe in that moment you honestly, believed, you are a bad person but belief doesn't always translate to reality, thanks, guys also the concepts of good and better arguably, meaningless because we can assign any preferred characteristics, to either not a good time okay so oh and and, and you decided to tell the truth even before deceit, was unmasked, like a freaking scooby-doo. Villain guess that was the real Patton shining through shining, through but I'm not a son I'm a dad oh ho.
Maybe Deceit wasn't so bad Kyoto simply put deceit, as an inner coach than X was the one intention, of self-preservation, well this time around I'm gonna tune out that inner coach and set. Things right but. Before. I do. One. More question. Are. There any other signs that deceit, has hidden. Away from me. Yes. The. Dark side. Well. That's, not. The answer that I wanted, in full honesty I made that name up it's pretty cool right nice and foreboding thank you well best of luck with Joan or as they say in the theater fracture, a femur what the actual saying is break a leg but I improved, it I hate both of those equally, well Pat never, stray too far to, see really, had me doing his bidding today playing. Into, my love of theater, and my, love of getting what I want oh I, feel so used. I'll, always be here roaming but even. So you enjoy, those nights and fantastic, heroes don't you do. I well. What, would they do. Face. Any and every challenge with courage and honesty that's the spirit sword, you got this kiddo both, of you and Roman. I need my Tupperware back Thomas. Despite, the circumstances, it, was fun, acting, alongside you we, should do, it again sometime, with less plots of deception sounds like a plan Roman Anjou valiantly, and honestly, achieving. Our dreams I. Hope. In some way this provided a better understanding. As to the different ways that we lie and how that may affect those, around us there, are clearly, many different perspectives on how it affects others, but when, it comes to what we choose to say or, what we choose not to say it's. Good to remain conscientious. Of our actions. Pretending. That we're not flawed. Irresponsible. By, recognizing working. On our flaws we're. Taking the best steps forward, to being more true, and honest with. Ourselves. Until. Next time take it easy guys gals and non-binary pals, peace out hey Joan about. Last night um I. Totally. Forgot I'm so sorry I didn't remember until midway through this outing or was that.
Really. But. It was a one-night show you had everything. But. The. Text sounded so serious, I've literally typed, out f-word. Face. Serious. In your world there's been a serious, person, thing well. I. Clearly. Misinterpreted. The tone. Freak. Out and stand in the middle of your living room and talk to yourself for 20 minutes. No. I did. Not do that. You, know what yes I did ah shoot. Well. Since I'm here I might, as well presents, you a couple musical puns based all around deceit, lies, and dolls Lion, King Fiddler, on the Roof fibbin. Jekyll. And live totally, not partial to that one forgery, second Street Willy Wonka, and the alternative, Factory dem yankin, your chain ease the fraud couple, full of Chicago. Lie live birdie miss like on How to Succeed in Business Without, Really Live Leon truthers, the, producers, I think, that was my strongest walk that was fun this, was a fun video I'm so, glad I did this.