I was watching the old classic Liar Liar starring Jim Carey last night. For those of you that have been hiding under a rock for the past 2 decades, Liar Liar is about a lawyer, who is also a dad who can’t seem to keep his promises to his son. For his birthday, his son makes a birthday wish that his father, Jim Carey, was not able to lie for 24 hours. (Can this happen in real life or nah?) Now, being a lawyer, you can only imagine how difficult that must have been for him. But aside from his work, Jim was lying about the littlest things! Small things that he didn’t have to lie about, including reasons as to why he couldn’t spend time with his son.
So, why do people do this? Is it because they are afraid of the truth? Are they afraid of the consequences? Is lying the only thing they know how to do? Do they only lie when it comes to tedious things? Or do they save their lies for big-whoppers? Whatever the excuse is, I don’t get it. Not to mention the amount of drama that could ensue from lying.
I remember a few years back when I was living with my mother briefly, my sister told a lie to get herself out of trouble, but put the blame on someone else, ME! See, lies like that are the kind that piss me off-LOL. I guess it’s the territory that comes with having siblings. Let me tell you her lie, and let me know if it doesn’t make you laugh because it’s just so stupid and again…tedious.
My mother is the type of woman who is very meticulous and a little OCD when it comes to her household and everyone being cleanly. As she should be because it is her
Little instances like that rub me the wrong way. The story with my sister is a situation that is small. But small lies escalate to bigger ones. Liars are the reason innocent people are sentenced to years in jail for something they didn’t do. Liars are the reason the person that doesn’t do shit at work is promoted, when it should have been you. Liars are the reason friendships and relationships end.
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Liars are the reason the divorce rate is so high. Liars are the reason a lot of things don’t end up the way they should. I could really go on and on. If people would just grow the balls to be honest, the world would be a smidgen better. So the next time you even think about lying, think to yourself, “is it worth it? And why am I really doing it?”
“A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.”