Baby Darren | Clarissa’s Blog
In fact, it is assumed that a child cannot lie, so if one evinces childish emotions then necessarily one is NOT acting, whereas adults are considered to habituatlly lie or act for their advantage. This is the assumption of a culture that has no psychology — that has totally lost its psychological bearings. I think, though, it is also religious. The older you get the more sin and self-deception you are considered to harbor. To speak smoothly and in an in-control manner is to reveal your adulhood, which is bad, but to speak in jerky, reflexive manner, is considered to be getting to the real, underlying truth.
Once again, this is why I said yesterday that it can be hard to figure out how to speak to people in a convincing manner in a crisis.