I heard on the radio the other day that people are lied to, on average, 180 times every single day. Now, I have not found any evidence to support this and the number seems high initially, but if you consider advertising and how frequently you ask someone how they are and they answer with, “Fine,” or “Good,” without even really hearing you… well, maybe that number isn’t so far off base.
I despise being lied to. Who doesn’t? Being lied to means that the person lying to you doesn’t feel like you deserve the truth.
I understand some lies (which does not mean I want to hear them). I understand not wanting to tell somebody that their outfit is unflattering or similar white lies. What i don’t understand is lies to puff yourself up, or to try to win someone over.
The truth comes out. It always does. I know this, better than most, because I got caught in a horrible awful lie and the ramifications of it are still felt. I KNOW and so I try not to do it anymore.
Being lied to even ten times a day makes me remarkably sad. 180? That’s awful.
Let’s start speaking the truth, people.