Should You Mirror Someone's Beliefs for the Sake of Working With Them?
Someone you must maintain a good relationship with comes to you one day and tells you they’re psychic.
Maybe you believe in psychics maybe you don’t but either way you ask them “Why’s that? ”
They tell you a story you couldn’t possibly find convincing-
“One day I dreamt I’d find a dollar in my left pocket and when I checked there was nothing BUT when I asked to borrow a dollar two weeks later my friend said yes and took one out of HIS left pocket.”
-something like that.
They tell you this is such an amazing revalation that before they had it, their life was miserable.
Should you express your doubt, and risk making yourself an enemy to their beliefs?
Or should you say nothing and simply pretend to agree so things go smoother?
Is that not lying to someone?
Is professing a strong belief you would be upset or angered to hear challenged or dismissed not simply asking someone to lie to you?
More and more often I find myself cornered by important people excitedly conveying wildly different supernatural beliefs and if I pretend to agree it’s only a matter of time before two are in the room together talking about it.
What would you do?