Do you believe you are better looking than all of your friends?
Did you ever fake it in bed?
Do you ever check out other women/men in front of your spouse?
Are you in love with your boyfriend/girlfriend?
Do you find any of your spouse’s friends attractive?
would you cheat on your partner if you knew you wouldn’t get caught?
do you have a secret that if discovered would break up your relationship with your partner?
‘The moment of truth’ was aired on 12th August for the first time in India. It’s the series where contestants are supposed to answer very private, intimate and embarrassing questions about themselves for the whole world to see and hear and judge. Their answers are judged by a lie detector, which if tells them they were wrong, they would lose the money won until that very question.
How far would you go to win a hundred thousand dollars? Would you sit in a chair attached to a lie detector in front of the whole world with people closest to you sitting right in front of you, watching your every reaction and listening to your answers?
Questions like ‘Do you think your mother is overweight’ and ‘are you jealous of your sister’ are still okay. But don’t you think a question like ‘Do you feel uncomfortable when you are with your less attractive friend?’, when your less attractive friend is sitting right in front of you, is so not worth answering? May be you’ll say the truth, you’ll say yes, and win that round, but what about the relationship you have with your loved ones?
Questions like ‘Would you breakup with your current girlfriend and go back to your ex-wife if she wants to get back with you’ would make or break your relationship. It is an hypothetical question obviously, but what if the guy who was asked this had said yes? Or what if he had said NO and the lie detector would have said the answer is wrong. What would have happened next? Lucky for the guy. He said no and the lie detector supported him. The instant relief was so very obvious on his face.
We all know that majority of us are not completely honest with people who are close to us. Most of the times it is because we do not want to hurt them, because it is not worth it, because it would do more harm than good. J watched the same series from Mumbai. I asked him if he was willing to participate in such a show? He said ‘Why not? I don’t have anything to hide’. Well I won’t participate. That doesn’t mean I have closet full of lies. It’s just that I wouldn’t feel comfortable answering questions that were so personal in nature. Some things are better left unsaid. Sometimes its better not to know or tell.
Would you do it?