False  False friends, false teeth, false information — they often give us a feeling of disappointment at the very least. Imagine yourself trusting somebody with your deepest secret only to find out he/she is not real behind your back; or receiving a message that you won the contest only to be told that it’s not true at all. Even false teeth can dampen your spirit. Put yourself in the shoes of a person on a first date who’s happily chitchatting with his/her prospective lover when the false teeth comes off! You would die in embarrassment, wouldn’t you? It will surely be a huge letdown.

But false, like darkness, is not always a curse. Imagine being told you have cancer only to find out it’s a false alarm? Wouldn’t you jump in jubilation?  Though the word false always connotes something negative, there are many instances in life when it brings hope and joy.