Lying Hurts Everyone, but Especially the Liar

1855 Words Apr 10th, 2009 8 Pages
Why do people lie? Why do some people seem to NOT be able to tell the truth even when the truth is clearly obvious or evident? What makes a person tell lies instead of the truth?

Liars eventually get caught in their tangled web of lies and deceitfulness. Lying hurts the liar and those who are subjected to the lies of the liar. Lying hurts relationships and it makes the liar untrustworthy. A liar violates the trust others may have had in them when they are caught in their lies. Liars seem to carry an enormous amount of burden upon their shoulders. Think about it..... if you tell a lie, then you have to live a lie and in order to live a lie, you have to remember all the lies you tell and to whom. Remembering the lies becomes
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The religious call to forgiveness is not a call to being a sucker. If someone has lied about you or to you, it is appropriate that you not pretend it didn't happen or that it doesn't matter because lying does matter. It matters to everyone involved with the liar and those who are suckered into the lie by affiliation.
Is it easy for a liar to stop lying? Well, that depends. A habitual liar has difficulty in putting a stop to lying just as an alcoholic has difficulty saying no to a drink. A compulsive, habitual liar needs help if they are to completely stop living their life through lies. There are different types of liars: Braggarts; Compulsive liars; exaggerators; habitual liars and bull throwers. The habitual liar is the most difficult of them all with the rest of the other types being a tiresome lot. It seems the bigger the role model, the worse a lie becomes. It wouldn't be so bad if let’s say someone I didn't know told a lie about me. It is much worse to have a sister lie about you and it’s even worse when the sister is estranged because they are dysfunctional and live their lives through hateful lying and outright deceitfulness and directly hurting others through deceitfulness. If more people would raise the bar, it would help restore truthful behavior. Every time we hear someone lying, we should call them out as liars and not condone the behavior by ignoring it or by accepting them as a liar. We are far better off
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