The Ways We Lie
We lie. We all do. We exaggerate, we minimize, we avoid confrontation, we spare people’s feelings, we conveniently forget, we keep secrets, we justify lying to the big-guy institutions.
Looking at the above passage, we all have been guilty of one of those things. Ericsson thought that telling the truth all the time is nearly impossible. Personally, some of her statements in this article sound a little like she is a habitual liar and telling the truth is the hardest thing in life, which is not the case once you start facing the truth. Although people want the truth, nobody really likes those people who are brutally honest. The truth is, that the truth can hurt. We live in a world of deception and have gotten comfortable living in our own realities, but in order to be free, and see things how it really is, we must tell the truth and surround ourselves with the truth. While lying temporarily can relieve you of worry, saying it is okay to lie one way and not another is hypocritical. Lying attacks our very integrity. Integrity once was important, but it seems like it is becoming less and less devalued in our society today. In this article, Ericsson mentions several types of