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OnceUponATime

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You know there are some great memes out there. Some apply to your life, and others don't. This is one of the ones I really wish did. I could have used it a fair few times. Instead I was the kid getting in trouble at school for telling others the truth: that Santa is a LIE!

In my defense: I really didn't know any better. No one told me I should keep it a secret (I was never allowed to believe in such things). All I knew was that I had a memory verse that went something like ""Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.". How was I meant to know "whatever is kind" trumps that and meant that I shouldn't tell other 6 year olds that Santa doesn't exist? I just assumed them knowing the truth was important! I didn't even realize back then that telling someone the truth might not be considered kind.

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The introspective :special-snowflake1:

 

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clueliss

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I once worked with someone who had the philosophy of telling children the truth about those things because of the lies/lying expectation of children telling you the truth when you the parent have been lying about stupid stuff to them from the get-go.

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OnceUponATime

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@clueliss apparently one of my parents believed into their teenage years and never got over the fact that their parents 'lied' to them so long. Hence the no falsities.

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Some kid a church blabbed when I was in first or second grade but I don't remember it being that big of a shocker. 

I did run into an issue as an adult when I had a small group at church who were 4th of 5th graders and one girl in the group talked of Santa this after another girl said she 'has to keep believing' - meaning the 'good gifts stop when you stop believing in Santa' - which I found almost as ridiculous as having to encourage 10+ year olds not to say anything about the one girl still believing (and the looks on faces and eyes from the other girls said it all).  I would have let them blow the santa gig but the believing in santa girl had a mother who was dying of cancer at the time (the other girls at this point did not know that) and I didn't have the heart to crush that just then. 

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