Making up excuses to get out of something you don’t want to do? Cheated in a test? Told someone they are great cooks, when we all know they aren’t? If not then
“I have read all the terms and conditions” is the most common lie we all say that too, quiet frequently.
According to a research, people learn to lie at a very young age, like trying to escape a punishment or shifting some blames.
Whereas in adults lies like, “sorry was stuck in a traffic jam” or “I’m fine” even though we feel like a mess, are very easy to be found. Even though many adults will tell you that lying is wrong, but when it comes to avoiding a trouble, saving face in public or sparing some friend’s feeling lying is the easiest escape route we take
So trained are we in this that we don’t even realize when are we lying, thus not only deceiving others but also start believing in what isn’t true.
To an extent we should be proud of ourselves, because lying is considered a sign of intelligence. As one has to recognize the way things are and present an alternative to reality. After all not everyone is a great liar.