The comedy flick, The Invention of Lying, was reshown on TV and I didn’t really bother to see it. The star of the movie, Rick Gervais is a funny, yet acerbic comic who has hosted the Oscars for the past two years, and with his antics, made the ceremonies controversial. But that is beside the point.
I guess the reason why his movie didn’t get people to the gates is that the premise that a society has all honest and frank people was simply more out-of-this world than say, “Avatar”. Sadly, dishonesty fills the world.
Politicians, spin doctors and even that barber across the street peddle lies; making the truth hazy, if not subject to scrutiny. I’ve encountered quite a number of liars; but there was one who seemed meek as a lamb, yet turned out to have the appetite of a wolf.