Lying is a destructive habit. We may begin with little white lies. Maybe we convince ourselves that we’re sparing the feelings of others. But then we get comfortable with lying. Soon we’re lying about bigger things. People begin to trust us less. Worst of all, we start lying to ourselves. Believing our cow manure. And then we wonder why we’re so unhappy.
John P. Weiss
Absolutely! You tell a lie a few times, and you start to forget the truth. You tell it enough times, and you start to believe it to be true. After all, the more you lie, the more complicated your newly created realities become — and keeping track of it all is hard work. People enter a vicious cycle that ends up trapping them. When you want to finally escape it, you can’t anymore. And that has devastating consequences. I like Dr. Julie Breur’s idea of expressing truths in a kind way — perhaps it’s all in the approach, and with a bit of courage (and strategy), you can always keep yourself operating on a clean slate, as much as fear may tell otherwise.