The cruellest cheat

Yes, lying to the people is bad, and cheats them out of good things. But lying to yourself, and cheating yourself out of what you could have been, is far more cruel and far more permanent.


Literally: self – self – deceive – deceive

Alternately: Fooling or lying to oneself. By extension: to betray one’s true feelings (or worse, one’s conscience) with false words and deeds.

Notes: Be careful not to write 己 as 已 (i, “stop”) or 巳 (shi, “snake [from the Chinese zodiac]”)


A comic about a guy whose brain tries to convince him that he can go back to bed even though it’s a work day. You can read the rest of the comic here.

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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