Re: Lying

Subject: Re: Lying
From: Gila Jones <majones -at- EXO -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 08:38:43 -0700

Dawn Langley wrote:

> creative writing. Employers respond positively to high confidence
> levels and often mistake such honesty for incompetence or a lack of
> confidence. They want to hear: "YES, I KNOW I CAN!!!" But sometimes
> trying has to proceed knowing...som etimes I don't know if I can
> perform a particular task or successfully learn a new program until
> I try. I've been vilified by friends and cohorts who believe that
> expressing equivocation or hesitancy during an interview is
> tantamount to saying: "Please don't hire me. I r-r-r-really don't
> want this job." Their point is valid to an extent. While I'm "not
> sure" but constantly pledge to "try my best," the job is usually
> granted to the individual who "knows" he or she can -- even if that
> knowledge is actually the stretched truth in disguise.

Much wisdom can be found in the writings of C.S. Lewis, who said,
"You cannot know, you can only believe." I often observe that, when
people ask me what I know, what they are really asking is what I
believe.

Gila Jones ----- majones -at- exo -dot- com

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