I like so many others, have been on both sides of that line and both sides suck. So, why do it? One would think that the pain felt in being told a lie and knowing it would make someone not ever lie again. But, on we go with it. Saying you look cute today when you don’t really think they do, telling someone about something that happened in your life that never really happened, giving more credence to others than you believe they deserve are all examples of stupid lies that simply mask an underlying insecurity. I suppose psychologists and the like can work overtime trying to understand the motivations of people and why they say and do things. But, nothing will ever be able to truly help me discern lies.
Every lie that I've been told hurt me. I usually don’t tell the person I know they’re lying to me because why hurt someone with my hurt? That person obviously felt that the only way to deal with his or her shortcomings and/or way out was to lie. It’s sad really. As bad as I may look sometimes, as bad as my breath might smell, as stupid as I may sound, as weird as I may come across, I’d rather hear the truth. The truth makes you better. It makes you stronger. It makes you have faith in the people around you and builds up your trust level. Lies destroy relationships, lies cause insurmountable pain, lies break hearts and lies bring you down. Why stand in a space filled with such negative undertones? Makes no sense if you ask me….