“The Blind Mute Who Eats Dumplings Knows the Count in his Heart.”
○ Originally this quote is a chinese proverb ○
°In essence the proverb is meant to be indicative of a persons response to untruth. Though the man is fed lies about how many dumplings he has eaten and thought to be fooled based on his physical infirmity, he still knows the truth of the matter, but he says nothing. °
°Wise to the idea that arguing with a liar is a fruitless toil, the man retains his honor and is capable of navigating his situation without the misleading altering of the truth effecting the outcome. °
This proverb is important to me as it is an external illustration of my approach to being lied to that I have come about naturally. An approach that I did not know to be considered the honorable way to do things; particularly in chinese culture historically.
Put simply, I have always taken note of falsehood within someones dealings with me and rather than ruffle feathers and call them out I simply take the bullshit. Rather than being called out the acceptance of the lie comes with the consequential adjustments to my veiw of that person. Ultimately my subsiquent choices in actions in dealings with that induvidual are where the affects occur, and I retain a less open way about myself. I become less willing to put myself out there for that person, in a type of gloves on, arms-length approach.
Ill never hold trust for them or really take them seriously when things come down to it, but they may never even know they didnt fool me or the things lost to denying truth.