... Do you do it?
I don't mean the same old run-of-the-mill diaper stuff, like bedwetting and such.
I mean actually lying.
And does it play on your mind?
I do lie. Not about massive stuff - I never pretend to be someone I'm not or that I've done things I haven't, perhaps - but I lie. And it comes without thinking - it's almost like a first default answer.
If I'm late for work, I never say "I slept in" or "I didn't realise the time"...
... I end up saying the car wouldn't start, or there was bad traffic because of a crash; either of which are patently untrue.
If someone invites me on a night out but I don't want to go, there are various genuine reasons for it. I'm not a very sociable person, I have very little money in general and even when I do feel like socialising, I don't really wish to do it somewhere that plays shit music too loud. Also, lately, depression has affected this. But no, I, instead, invent other plans (family-related, usually) that put me in a different location entirely, or - more commonly - invent a shift at work.
It has started to annoy me now, that I can't just say 'No thanks' to such things, or 'own up to things'... I think it is some kind of natural defence against... I dunno... Rejection? Criticism? Regardless, I think I do it often enough for it to be deemed unhealthy behaviour.
So where do you stand?
Are 'little white lies' OK? Saying people look good, contrary to your real opinion?
Do we all agree there are circumstances where lying is the better option?
Do you tell lies more regularly than you'd like to?
What's the biggest lie you've ever told?
And, I suppose, who has ever been caught out by their lies?
Me, I intend to try and stop it. There is no excuse - and indeed, no need - for it, thus I can learn to speak my mind and be as honest with the facts as I am with my opinions.