I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to lie. For me, I consider that a good thing. Now, I’m not saying I’ve never lied. If we’re all honest, we’ve all lied. (No pun intended.) However, consider what you are about to read and then ask yourself if you can’t lie or if… you can’t lie. Read on and you’ll understand.
In the early 1900’s, Carl Camp wrote something to the effect that Parkinson’s patients were those who worked hard and who resisted the influence of tobacco and alcohol, among ‘other respectable traits’. Because of these findings, research has been conducted to prove whether or not this is actually an accurate account. The association of PD with personality or behavioral traits have shown over again that PD patients have traits such as being productive, inflexible and passionate about whatever they do. And…they’ve also been described as being honest.
Honest how? They cannot tell a lie. Does that mean that Parkinson’s tends to target honest people? Possibly. It’s been said that certain chemical changes in the brain during the course of the disease may have something to do with it. Another study found that the change in patients was due to the disease rather than aging, and that there may be a possibility that such personality traits are common with PD brain damage.
Does that mean that patients don’t choose to tell a lie but actually find it difficult to lie, due to something beyond their control, such as causes due to change in specific areas of the brain?
While this news may be considered a good benefit of having Parkinson’s disease, I would hope that I would be making the choice to not lie because it’s the right thing to do and not because I have PD. However, I’ll take what I can get and if PD is responsible for upstanding patients, then I’m thankful for that one good thing.
And that’s the truth.