The Lie: That’s a bad word.
The Truth: That’s a great word. That’s a handy, versatile word that will be of tremendous use to you over the next couple decades, particularly if your life is as full of disappointments and failures as mine is, which it probably will be. When I say “that’s not a word you should use,” what I mean is that it’s not a word you should use in front of your mother. Otherwise I’ll get a very unpleasant call from her – one which will doubtless feature numerous repetitions of that word.