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The Truth About Dishonesty

An awesome video from RSA Animate explaining Dan Ariely’s new book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves.

Ariely asks are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large?

Human beings basically try to do two things at the same time. On one hand, we want to be able to look in the mirror and feel good about ourselves. On the other hand, we want to benefit from dishonesty.

(H/T Open Culture)