Unlike a truth, a lie is not subjective. People who lie know they are fabricating something not real. Its not a different version of truth. It’s just blatantly a lie. We lie every day but not all of them are harmful to others. There is no way we can justify lying, not even when it is to safeguard someone’s feelings. Studies show that lies can hamper relationships and diminish our overall well-being. A survey shows that an average American indulges in one to two lies every day. It makes you question the credibility of all the compliments that people have given you, isn’t it?
Liars And Prolific Liars
Liars are pretty clearly people who lie. But prolific liars are a distinguished group of people who lie extensively to get ahead in life. According to a research conducted by Kim Serota at the Oakland University, about 5% of our population consist of prolific liars who are responsible for 50% of all lies. These
Truth Behind The White Lies
White lies are tiny, harmless lies that we say tell in our daily lives. We often convince ourselves that we tell these lies to safeguard others feelings. But, if you think a little more into it, you will see
Withholding information or keeping a secret is also a form of lying. It has a very similar effect as telling lies. Men are more likely to keep a secret because they are preconditioned heavily to avoid shame. According to the Harvard Psychologist Dr. William Pollack, “Men are shame-phobic.” So, men tend to lie or keep secrets to avoid feeling ashamed in front of others.
Effects Of Lies On Our Health
1. Secrets Or Lies Can Make You Edgy
2. They Can Be Distracting
A research was conducted with a bunch of students at the University of Virginia. Some students were trusted with a secret that they were not supposed to spill. All the students were given a computer test. Students with the secret took longer to finish the test than the others.
3. Secrets Can Make You Fat
A recent research has shown that people with big secrets like cheating on their spouses found it harder to achieve their physical
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
It is a great piece of advice that can save us from a world of pain that can unfold if we lie.