Problem

Living a lie


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
False fronts
Keeping up appearances
Nature:
Self-defensive lies can permeate all one does, so that life turns into "living a lie".
Incidence:
Professionals involved in collective practices of deceit give up all ordinary assumptions about their own honesty and that of others. Individual who feel obliged to pass as a member of a dominant religious or racial group in order to avoid persecution deny what may be most precious to them. Political beliefs or sexual preference unacceptable to a community compel many to a similar life-long duplicity, denying a central part of their own identity.
Broader Problems:
Hypocrisy
Deception
Related Problems:
Lying
Compensatory lifestyles
Values:
Fallacy
Lie
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET