Lying has become an art form
- Here’s one that we see leads to much pain
- You have conditioned yourself
Lying has become an art form. Not everybody commits big crimes. In fact very few people commit big crimes. However, many commit little crimes. People think that cheating here and there, or cutting corners where they won’t get caught is okay. If you continue like this you are training yourself to justify bigger and bigger crimes.
Here’s one that we see leads to much pain in your life – it’s lying to other people. Think about it. As a child you learned to tell little fibs in order to get out of big punishments. You claimed that your sibling did it so they got a spanking and not you. As you grew up you discovered how useful these little fibs became. Now, they turned into little white lies – a step above fibs. These were justified as long as you felt they didn’t hurt anyone. It’s now very easy to make the next leap into full-blown lying.
You conditioned yourself to tell fibs, then tell white lies, now here comes the big ones. The big ones not only keep you from being punished, but they get you something more. Sometimes they get you money, or things, or put you in a situation where you benefit at someone else’s expense. People begin to enjoy this and don’t see anything wrong with it. However, this pattern that began as a small child has now been ingrained into your behavior so much so that, if you were found out, nobody would trust anything you said again.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That just like there’s gateway drugs that eventually lead to hardcore drugs, there’s those little gateway fibs and lies that lead to a life of lying and deceit.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because everyone seems to be lying to everyone else. Corporations lie to consumers, the government lies to the citizens and family members lie to each other. it’s become an art form.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Pay attention to everything people say to you, especially on commercials. Examine exactly what they are saying and who will benefit if you do what they are telling you to do.
COMMENTARY: It’s easy to spot liars and cheaters because they are the ones who suspect and accuse everyone else of the very thing they are doing. They are the first ones to point the finger and find blame. They also tend to exaggerate many things. They could save themselves all that energy and talent by being authentic, but they find more excitement in the lying game. What they overlook is the game they are playing is on themselves as they sink to lower and lower standards.