The #SemFilter in this episode now comes with a draw of popular sayings! Here, we talk about how true these popular sayings are. Torrego, Kelly and Diana discuss controversial topics for a few minutes. These themes are drawn and timed by director Arilton Freitas what they think about controversial topics!
The desire to debate these very philosophical issues and comes with a hint of humor even within serious topics of our daily lives.
Who never told omitted or denied something? Anyway, there are people who take the lie so seriously that they experience the story as if it were true. These people are the mitomaniacs who is different from the compulsive liar. In psychology we call this Pinocchio Syndrome. Yes, that wooden doll that lied and its nose only grew! Interesting tale with a moral lesson that the vast majority of children know and are scared to death of growing up.
A dramatic discussion of omission and denial makes us think. Is it the same thing? At first glance most people say yes, it’s the same thing … but reflecting again we see that it is not quite so. Sometimes we omit so as not to hurt, or because it really doesn’t matter that much. Denial on the other hand, you choose not to tell the truth.
According to the online dictionary https://www.dicio.com.br/omissao/ the word is defined as follows:
Lack of action in fulfilling a duty; misery. Not saying or failing to say something; lack. Do not do or stop doing something; failure: omission of distress. Lack of attention and care; negligence. Etymology (origin of the word omission = From Latin omissio onis).
Denial, on the other hand, comes from a defense mechanism that is nothing more than the famous lie. One of the most common and used mechanisms in our daily lives. The denial is basically refusing to acknowledge that an event has occurred. This defense mechanism can also have a significant conscious element, where one simply pretends to avoid an uncomfortable or even unfavorable situation.
The meaning of denial is the action of denying. Adverb or conjunction that serves to deny, as never, never, never, etc. Denial has several synonyms with objection, contestation, impugnation and contradiction.
For Freud, the negation in psychoanalytic work, the patient ends up exposing the truth. Quoting Freud: “In this way, the content of repressed representation or thought can open the way to consciousness on the condition that it is denied. Denial is a way of learning about the repressed: in a fact it is already a lifting of repression, but of course not the acceptance of the repressed. Here one can see how the intellectual function dissociates itself from the affective process ” (S. Freud, entitled The Denial 1925).
These two themes have something interesting, the very survival of the ego. The reality is sometimes so harsh that in order to live in society or to bear certain losses, we use these mechanisms as an act of survival.
Today we live in a society where to endure such inequality and violence we use neglect, or omission for not supporting reality.
On the other hand, denial in addition to helping individuals cope sometimes with the unbearable reality, if overused, can hurt the subject in facing a real and healthy life.
The question we often ask is how far should we “brown the pill?” Denial and omission is normal to some extent. The moment you cross the line and want to take illicit advantage over the other, this becomes a problem. For example, when a person counts miraculous advantages to gain status, power, or money by deceiving others. Compulsive liars reach a point where even they no longer know how to differentiate between truth and lies. And when discovered, they are exposed to ridicule or once again deny the exaggeration.
Criminals or psychopaths really deny it. And many feel no remorse as guilt is not part of the sound mental picture. Many films and the story itself have famous cases about this kind of mythological profile.
Who hasn’t met a compulsive liar? For it is in politics, in false doctors, in marital relations, in books, and the people we love most that we always have incredible reports of disappointing omissions and denials. Disloyalty, betrayal and defamation cause psychological and even physical damage when honor, morality is stained. To denigrate a person can cost even his own life.
The cultural, religious and even legal issues of each community are viewed and punished quite differently. Depending on penalties, the rate of corruption, crime or fraud may be more rigid so many people think up to twice before committing certain offenses. In some countries the death penalty has already inhibited the criminal.
Can you help or cure a lying guy?
Helping yes, healing is difficult already. The correct thing is to try to help this person by showing the harm he causes to himself and others. In the area of therapy or psychiatry, the work does not promise healing, but tries to help the patient to be aware and to find the origin of this type of behavior.
In some cases, antidepressant or anxiolytic medications may help the patient to soften the behavior. Cognitive and psychoanalytic therapies also help the patient to understand these issues and work on beliefs that carry this kind of defense.
In conclusion, but also mentioning here is the theme of Fake News. A serious problem in liquid society where anyone can invent, omit or deny any news to benefit. Too much time is wasted, wreaking havoc on social networks. How to know if the source is safe? Can we firmly analyze what we read or hear is true? The media has this facility of manipulating viewers and everyone gets lost with so much unfounded information.
Here the advice could not be otherwise: The lie has short legs.