Sunday, May 1, 2011

79. The pros and cons of exaggeration.

Exaggeration can be a double cut knife. It has its pros an cons

Pros: Metaphors and allegories are based on extravagant exaggeration and are excellent techniques for communication, humor, and wisdom. 
Cons: In intimate relations a person who is mostly exaggerating when protesting or accusing is also very irritating, as he (she) is far away from fair truth. 

So my advise is: If you want to exaggerate, then exaggerate too much, so that it is obvious that you exaggerate.