When Do You Lie?

We all lie from time to time. Or exaggerate the truth. Sometimes its for fun or for comical pleasure. I do that a lot, just to get a laugh from people and make things seem even more hilarious than they are. It’s harmless and makes story-telling a lot of fun.

I try not to say outright lies though. Sometimes it is hard but at times I feel, in the way that our society is, we are forced to make up a straight white lie. Just to get out of a spot of trouble or hardship, we make up a story or an excuse and we lie our way through it. That’s just the way our cruel world works.

However I would suggest that you keep it as less as possible and keep it simple. Otherwise, you will be telling one lie to balance the previous lie and on and on it goes and it will be hard to unravel the mess of lies. And it is hard to keep a track of all of it.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times

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