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Why do people lie?

Model Samantha Harris prepares backstage ahead of the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Review
Model Samantha Harris prepares backstage ahead of the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Review
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  • Tracey Haley 5 years ago

    We at times have to lie to our children when they are too young to understand heavy facts. I have lied to my teenagers because they were still too imature to handle the truth. But any adult that never matures is also an individual who cannot face truths and facts. If I am dealing with someone who I know can handle the facts and the truth, I will not lie to them. Otherwise, it just creates more conflict and I am not writing about infidelity, crimes etc, just regular life situations that some people want to avoid.
    People like to pray to God, but few are brave enough to let Him talk back to them through the books of Psamls, Isaiah, Jeremiah, if you really want an answer from Him, put your forehead to the floor, and open the Bible to Psalms< close your eyes< turn the pages until one is too heavy< open your eyes< and somewhere on those two pages< you will see your answer from God, be it a single word, or one sentence, or an entire psalm. His truth is a flaming fire, that will burn everyl vain thing out of your heart.

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    Drew Denny 5 years ago

    I am a strong believer that lying goes hand in hand with self confidence. If you are happy in your life without requiring others to support you, you're less likely to be a consistent liar. A lack of confidence and self respect kicks in a defense mechanism and an escape from reality. Love and respect yourself and the necessity to lie goes away.

  • Muriel Donnell 5 years ago

    I don't believe people lie to spare their significant other's feeling. I believe they lie because they love themselves more than the other person. They know that telling the truth about something they've done has the potential of leaving them alone. They are scared of what THEY could lose, not how YOU feel. No matter how many good points a person has at the end of the day someone who tells lies is usually very selfish and self-absorbed.

  • Pro Skills 5 years ago

    Hello Ms. Carroll,
    I hope you are well. I would also suggest that some people lie for selfish reasons. At the same time some people with a low selfesteem lie out of fear. Fear of not measuring up to the anticipated expectation that says the truth in question says that person can be accepted. In other words, if the lie can be believed then the person can be accepted. Just. An additional viewpoint. Enjoyed your writing.
    Pro Skills

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