To be honest, I’ve lied before, a weird article.

To be honest I’ve lied before, a weird article.
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This could be considered a flaw; however, by default I choose to trust new people I meet because it makes the conversations less uptight.

Sometimes we just don’t have any idea if someone is being truthful and this does not become apparent until you start noticing a certain pattern in the way some people talk.

How many times have you heard someone say “To be honest…”? Funny thing is; to me, this means you’ve been lying for most of conversations with me. 🙂

Let’s say our friend’s name is “Larry”.

Me: Hello Larry! How are you?

Larry: I’m great! How are you?

Me: I’m fine, Thanks!

Me: How was your weekend? Did you do anything cool?

Larry: Yes, I went fishing with my son at the local lake and caught 5 large catfish.

Me: Oh, that is awesome! Did you eat them?

Larry: To be honest, they weren’t that big, so we let them go.

Talking about fish size is a white lie, but how far back does this go? Think about other things that Larry has talked about. Lying becomes a bad habit that can be hard to get rid of and until that happens, “To be honest” will be something you don’t see coming.

Author: cobuman

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