A very important subject that has adversely affected our lives even before we even learned to start to think is LYING. What is lying? Simply put, not telling the truth. Half truths are lies. White lies, even if we think that it is for the good, are still lies and will eventually bring harm. Other synonyms are deceit, insincerity, falsehood, dishonesty, etc. I do not want to say that it is the mark of the devil because this website is not a religious or spiritual avenue but I have to say it is.

And why do we do it? We do it out of fear. Fear of losing something or someone. We do it to protect our interest and for our survival. It is true that the truth really hurts, but would you rather be hurt knowing the truth or would you live on a lie.

There is a saying, “The truth is only for the brave.” “The truth will set you free.” My definition of the truth is living the way you are, as you are and the way you want to be. No guilt feelings, no need to explain and no one to answer to.

Lying is the start of all your troubles

When we had been perennially lying since we were kids, it has become a habit that it somehow became part of us or natural. If you lie, you always have to remember what you have said. But when you always tell the truth, you will just only need to remember what happened.

 

People often learned to tell a lie at an early age and this habit usually started during our age of innocence from our parents, mentors and other adult people close to us protecting their interests. Like “Don’t tell dad you broke his cup”, “Tell the collector mom is not here”,”Answer the phone and tell them I am not around”.

Have you noticed that the root of all troubles usually started from a lie? Notice that in a business transaction that had gone bad, there is deception in at least one of the parties involved. In a romantic relationship that had gone sour, surely there is some kind of mistrust or lying involved.

Lies are always the start of your troubles. Even though the truth hurts, when telling the truth you don’t have to memorize anything. You just have to recall.

But when you lie, you have to remember everything you said before.

Spotting a liar can be quite easy. A liar thinks, an honest man just utters and recalls. A liar explains, an honest man just tells. A liar answers through “essays”, an honest man just “fill in the blanks.”

I have a personal saying I always try to live by: I can never tell a lie but I can always keep a secret.

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