Puny Lies, Forgive?

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    Apr 13, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    NYT: Here is a scenario. Eric's yoga teacher has been a close friend for many years. Eric trusts him implicitly, and the yogi has helped him through some tough spots in his life. The yogi recently celebrated a birthday and told his class he had turned 39. Problem is, Eric knows through multiple sources and dated photographs that the yogi is closer to his age: 57. This is upsetting for him. The yogi was always the person who scoffed at things like worrying about one's age. When Eric goes to class now, the yogi seems like damaged goods and a phony.

    Should Eric talks to him about it, or let it go?
  • MikeW

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    Apr 13, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    The NYT should get a fucking life. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 13, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    The yogi is insecure :O
  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 13, 2014 6:56 PM GMT
    The yogi is only making a fool of himself ... perhaps he need to go up on the mountain and contemplate his actions and reasons for living.
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    Apr 13, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    Hahahahahaha
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 13, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
    I thought Philip Galanies' response was great:

    Funny how we scoff at age until that first time we spy our reflection in a store window and see someone who is decidedly no longer in his 30s. I’m sorry your yoga teacher isn’t perfect. Very few of us are. But when I balance his helping you through difficult periods in your life against one puny lie, the scales still tip strongly in his favor, no?

    Even gurus need a helping hand occasionally. How about supporting him for a change? Tell him how great he looks (maybe he’s feeling insecure). Or thank him for years of wisdom and support. He may have forgotten, temporarily, that youth is not the most important thing.

    And if you’re sure he feels as close to you as you do to him, try my favorite: “Thirty-nine in what — dog years?” Otherwise, give the nice man a pass.
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    Apr 13, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
    ^^
    :3
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    Apr 13, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
    White lies are underrated in general.
    I am so tired of self-righteous jerks saying stupid things like, "if he'd lie about that, what else is he lying to you about?" These people use their fetish for truth as justification for being cruel, telling themselves that they're just "brutally honest", thinking that this is some kind of virtue.

    The only correct response for a man you know to be 57 claiming to be 39 is to snicker and roll your eyes.
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    Apr 13, 2014 8:40 PM GMT
    So hes almost 60 and says hes 30?? icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 13, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    D3K_ saidSo hes almost 60 and says hes 30?? icon_lol.gif


    Is this another math thread you can't grasp? 57-39=18 years, not 30. RJ is a real joke sometimes lol

    I don't understand why people lie about their age. He should be proud if he's in good shape at 57. He isn't fooling anyone. And those who may actually be looking for a "50s something guy" would really be turned off.
    Shaving 2-5 years is pretty common though.
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    Apr 13, 2014 11:18 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI thought Philip Galanies' response was great:

    Funny how we scoff at age until that first time we spy our reflection in a store window and see someone who is decidedly no longer in his 30s. I’m sorry your yoga teacher isn’t perfect. Very few of us are. But when I balance his helping you through difficult periods in your life against one puny lie, the scales still tip strongly in his favor, no?

    Even gurus need a helping hand occasionally. How about supporting him for a change? Tell him how great he looks (maybe he’s feeling insecure). Or thank him for years of wisdom and support. He may have forgotten, temporarily, that youth is not the most important thing.

    And if you’re sure he feels as close to you as you do to him, try my favorite: “Thirty-nine in what — dog years?” Otherwise, give the nice man a pass.

    Now that's a response icon_smile.gif