D is for Deception

Today is National Tell A Lie Day or as my ex-boyfriend would say, "Saturday". Get it? Cause it's really Friday but  he is a liar? Ha ha ha ha

Yes, I do explain my jokes and laugh at them. 

Although there are many forms of deception, we will focus on lying.

Why do people lie? Some say they only lie to spare a person's feelings. Others really don't give a reason and go as far as saying they don't lie at all. Everyone lies at some point in their life. If someone says they never lie, they just lied to themselves. 

There are little "white" lies. "does this dress make me look fat?" "no dear, it looks fine." Unless you are Al Bundy and point out that it isn't the dress that makes you look fat, it's the fat that makes you look fat. This isn't any "honesty" blog post so we will move along.

"There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all - it'll be ten o'clock and they'll tell you it's nine. You're looking at the clock and you can't even fathom why they're lying. They just lie because that's what they do." John Cusack 

I know a couple of individuals that do exactly that, lie for the sake of lying. Crazy... 

Half Truths. Yes, half truths is nothing more than half lies. Regardless of the fact that what you are saying is true, if how your saying it is to intentionally deceive the other person? It's a lie. Okay? It's one of the worst ones in my opinion. 

Why do we lie? We lie so we don't get into trouble. We lie so we can get the upper hand in the situation. We lie because we don't want to hurt someone's feelings. 

In the end, "the essence of lying is in deception, not words." John Ruskin

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