The Price of Lying

Why do we choose to lie when we cannot stand being lied to? Spitting out clichés that have been said for years. The truth will set you free. Honesty is the best policy. All it takes is one lie to possibly ruin your reputation, your life and probably someone else’s life. Deep down, I believe we want to trust one another and we want to be trusted. For that to occur, we cannot take a day off from honesty. Easier said than done for most, perhaps for all. As hard as it is to admit it, all lies are equal in principle. The difference between them is the consequence that follows. From hiding an adulterous life from a spouse, to telling that white lie to your friend about how they look, the root behind these lies are to spare feelings. “My intentions are good.” “I’m not lying as much as the other people.” “I care about their feelings so it’s not a big deal.” Wrong. WRONG. Justification for your lies, no matter how sweet they sound, will come back around and bite you in the ass in some form or fashion. You may have gotten away with it now, it may have caused little to no damage, but ask yourself: how long have you been trying to break a bad habit? Most bad habits we have can be detrimental to our well-being. How often we lie to ourselves and refuse to do something about it! If you won’t believe your own words, what makes you think someone else will? Maybe it’s time to look in the mirror and ponder why you lie to begin with. Imagine all the burdens, unnecessary stress, and unrealistic expectations you could rid yourself, and all the progress you can make as an individual by just telling the truth. You love yourself right? Why would we lie to the ones we love? If it was easy, everyone would do it. Lies can only take you so far, we see it every day. How far do you think peace of mind can take you?

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