The Is A Common Game

1394 Words Sep 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Jenga is a common game known to most children and adults, and lying is a game, too. Right? No? Well, okay, for a moment, think of lying as the game of Jenga. The Jenga tower is built out of blocks of honesty. Every lie we tell to others takes away some of the honesty and trust in our relationships; therefore, a block of honesty is taken out of the tower. The little lies we tell every day that “don’t matter” are the Jenga blocks that slide out easily. Next, there’s the slightly bigger lies that hurt more. Those lies are the blocks that take more work to pull out of the puzzle safely. As the game goes along, the tower becomes more fragile with every block taken. Finally, all that is left is the strong blocks holding the tower together in place. This is where the most harmful lies come in; the bigger lies make the tower of our friendships and relationships come tumbling down.
In our world, we consider honesty a firm building block in all of our relationships, yet honesty seems to be twisted into something that it’s not. We are losing sight of honesty’s actual meaning: telling the truth. People today have lost their grip on the definition of what it means to be honest, making us—myself included—a part of a society that is more dishonest than ever before.
One reason why we are more dishonest than ever is because there are more opportunities and more ways for us to succeed at being dishonest. Before the options for lying were either in a face-to-face conversation or over the…
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