Short Biography of the Deceits of USF Honors Professor Dr. Catherine Wilkins:
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Cheats in college.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Lies About Going Into Debt Helping Cancer Patient.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Fabricates large amounts of crucial details on her college scholarship.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Commits adultery, has sex with USF faculty and boss.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Fills up USF work computers with porn, sex stories, and sexual messages from USF boss.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Appropriates, steals, takes, and copies from others.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Academic and college ethics severely missing.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Falsifies and fabricates entire stories.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Abuses an artist cancer patient to advance her college career.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Then, teaches courses in Art, Mental Health, and Medicine.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Teaches USF Honors College Health Professions Students.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Teaches Honors capstone course “Connections: Mental Healthcare, Community Engagement, and Art.”
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Courses are taught by an instructor that has frequently lied, falsified academic scholarships, conducted large cover-ups to escape accountability, abused a dying medical patient, and engaged in adultery.
* * USF’s Dr. Wilkins: Builds her college career on lies, appropriation, massive misconduct, and abuses.
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Why Do People Lie?
by Dawson McAllister
Tell the truth now: That includes you and me. In fact, some people, sad to say, lie almost all the time. Psychologists call these people compulsive or psychopathic liars. They tell lies even when they don’t have to. Even the youngest of children will lie, especially if they think by doing it they won’t get punished for something. When children first learn lying works, they lack the moral understanding of when to refrain from doing it.
Lying can have such destructive and harmful consequences to both the liar and the one being lied to.
While maybe everybody lies at some point, few understand how destructive it can be, why we do it, and it. So let’s answer those questions.
Let’s begin by defining what lying is:
Lying is saying something with the intent of creating a false belief or impression. It’s an attempt to get someone to believe something that is not true.
Lying – Self Evaluation
We all have the capacity to lie.
It was Tad Williams who said, “We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.” People can be so afraid of what might happen if they told the truth. Maybe they have done something wrong, and are afraid of the consequences of their actions, so they lie to cover up what they did. As is often said about political scandals: It’s not the crime that gets you in trouble, nearly as much as the cover-up.
Lies are typically motivated by a desire to get other people to either do something or not do something, or to make a decision in the favor of the person doing the lying. Someone might lie to get something they desire such as sex, money, status, power, love, etc. Lori said: “I’m young, but I realized quickly lustful people know how to get what they want, even if it means lying to you about how they feel.” Probably the word love is used in more lies than any other. How often a person will say to another, “I love you”, simply to get the other person emotionally stirred-up, so they can be more easily manipulated.
Many times, a person will lie because of pride. They use it for nothing more than a tool to create a favorable image of themselves. This leads to exaggeration, which is a form of lying. Often people will create fascinating, yet completely false, stories to improve their image.
Bottom line: We deceive other people because we think it serves our purposes in some way. And it’s easy!
What’s the Big Deal About Lying?
It becomes an addiction.
When you get away with a lie it often drives you to continue your deceptions, and in the process, we ruin relationships, hurt others, lose our integrity, and lose our peace. Truth becomes a feared enemy of the liar. It’s a sick and tragic cycle that doesn’t ever have a happy ending.
Lying may seem simple and harmless at first, but just like any addiction, you’ll soon find yourself trapped and entangled more than you could have ever imagined.
Liars don’t have peace.
Lying is extremely stressful. It causes you to be constantly looking over your shoulder and wondering who might be finding you out. You’re always running through the lies you’ve told in your head, trying to keep track of what you’ve told to which person, and what’s the next lie you need to tell. When you’re honest, you don’t have those worries or the negative consequences of your lies.
One person commented: “I can say that not lying is a very relaxing way of life.” The fact that you don’t have to worry about remembering old lies or getting in trouble later on when the truth comes out (because it always does) puts a lot more relief in your life. Even when it’s hard, telling the truth always has a better outcome than a bunch of lies.
Lies ruin relationships.
People are constantly looking to see who they can trust and who they can’t. People are actually much more perceptive and aware of who tells the truth and who doesn’t. Over time, honesty shows itself as a trait that is beautiful and deeply respected. Liars are not respected.