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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

May 2, 2016

We all lie…it’s a fact. It could be a little lie or a big one….it can even be a medium one. You can even tell the truth but exaggerate it a bit. There are many ways that people lie and I am going to name a few below…..

People lie on resumes – Yes….people tell lies on resumes. It could be a little lie like maybe they know how to work Microsoft excel (but they really don’t they just know about it). It could be a medium lie…or exaggerated one…they went to college and got a Bachelors but not at the college they put on the resume. It could be a big lie…maybe they put a job on there that they never had.

People lie about having money – You ever hear of people who complain about their broke all the time. They aren’t really broke….they just don’t want you to ask them for money or they just don’t have any money left after they have paid the bills. It’s not that their broke it’s just that they don’t have money left for their wants. I use to complain all the time about being broke but in reality I am not really broke…my bills are paid and food is on the table. People also lie for you to make them rich. There was a guy here in Atlanta who stood on the interstate in a populated area and asked for money. The sign said I am hungry please help….he collected over $600 in one day and he made a career out of it. He wasn’t homeless he just couldn’t find a job and thought that lying about it would help. He ended up going to jail but he made a great living out of his lie.

People lie about relationships – I did this yesterday…since the hubs passed I don’t want to be bothered. A guy stopped me and asked me for my number I politely told him I was in a relationship. Technically I am not but I don’t want to be bothered and no I am not giving out my number so I lied. Men and women lie all the time about relationships. Are they in one or are they not? Do you have a girl, do you have a man, are you married, etc. I hate men who are married and tell other women that their not….that’s the most hurtful lie that you can tell.

People lie about their life – Do you live a life that’s a lie? People put on that their well to do, but when you break down the layers they aren’t as fancy as you may think. I remember there was a lady a few years ago who drove nice cars, had a big ole house…come to find out she was broke and living off of credit cards and robbing peter to pay paul. Her car note was behind and she hadn’t paid her mortgage in 4 months but from the outside looking in you would have thought she had everything together.

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

I think lying comes from a few things. For me I lie because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. I always think that the lie softens the blow a little. It won’t come off as harsh or me being mean. I don’t like hurting people’s feelings and I don’t do it often but it happens. Someone showed me something the other day that they worked hard on and I saw it and I was like OMG this mess looks like a mess but I didn’t have the heart to tell them so instead I said oh it looks nice. I wanted to tell her the truth but I didn’t want to discourage her or make her feel some type of way. Lying can also come from insecurity. Sometimes the lies make you appear better than others. The lies make you feel good because you can live in a fantasy world that you can control and be in charge of. Lies can hurt and people are worth the truth…..even if you have to hurt their feelings. I think it’s all in the way that you say it (which is what I am learning how to do).

What lies have you told lately? Tell me about a lie that you’ve told in your life and how did you feel afterwards? Did you tell the person the truth later on or did you just stick with the lie? 

 

  • Reply
    Angelic Sinova
    May 2, 2016 at 5:39 am

    I also find myself lying to protect other peoples feeling but sometimes telling the truth (no matter how much it can hurt someone’s feelings) is the best route! I think the last time I lied was when I told a friend I was all caught up on a tv show (but I was really like a season behind!) In the end I got spoilers, so whoops!

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    Robin Masshole Mommy
    May 2, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I don’t lie on purpose, but I definitely leave some stuff out online. I don’t believe anyone is who they say they are online.

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    Alli Smith
    May 2, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I’m sure I’ve exaggerated from time to time, but scout’s honor, I try to never tell a lie. The one thing I can’t stand is to be lied to, so I try to never tell anyone else a lie. I’ve just found that the truth may hurt, but it’s better in the long run.

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    Terri Beavers
    May 2, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I can’t think of a lie I told lately. Maybe that was a lie and maybe it wasn’t lol. It’s in our sinful nature to lie.

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    Tori Gabriel
    May 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I find I lie to protect other peoples feelings. However, my sister once stressed that she wanted my honest opinion on something. She then sulked because it wasn’t the opinion she wanted.

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    Jeanine
    May 2, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I hate liars. I try not to lie, and although it can prove to be a challenge because sometimes a lot of people can get hurt – little white lies I think happen often. Online, I am really truthful but I don’t put it all out there either.

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    Sara-Jayne
    May 2, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I just told a lie – it was about little tomberries. I told the boys they were just berries [not tomatoes] and they tried them. Hated them, but at least they tried them. I have to say – my boys have those little Pinnochio wooden toys at the foot of your post, we got them in the Dordogne last year!

    I read a quote a few years ago about lying from William Blake – and it reminded me that not all of it is bad.

    “A truth that’s told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent.”

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    May 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I definitely try to avoid lying. I really dislike being lied to, so I try never to do that to someone else. The truth is sometimes hard to hear, but as they say, honesty is the best policy.

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    Alyssa C
    May 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I always try to avoid lying, because I have been lied to so much. It’s easier to be honest than to cover up a lie!

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    Maureen
    May 2, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Very interesting thoughts about lying, I know some who lie over and over again, it’s disturbing. I do understand why some people may tell a little white lie though or lie to their parents, it makes sense how you explained it here that lying can just happen.

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    Liz Mays
    May 2, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    There is definitely a lot of truth to this. I think lying and exaggerating are very common on resumes. I’d feel too guilty to do something like that!

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    Brenda Pace
    May 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Interesting post, Kita.

    I think some people lie to not hurt someone’s feelings. However, there are those (life I found out in my past) that people lie so they don’t get caught doing something they shouldn’t be doing. I may “exaggerate the truth” a bit but I sure as hell don’t like to deceive someone and be malicious. Too many of those in our world, including those who run our Country.

    Happy Monday gf!

    Bren

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    Jaclyn
    May 2, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I really hate dishonesty and I make it a point not to lie. Anytime I have lied in the past always just ended up causing me anxiety and made me feel awful. Truth is much better in the long run!

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    Brittany
    May 3, 2016 at 1:03 am

    The truth is always the best route to take! It has to be exacting trying to keep up with lies and remembering who to tell what

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    Bella
    May 3, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Lying is such a complicated act that often ends in a way you didn’t intend. If lies were never used we would live in a much different world and I am not sure it would be better.

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    Kenya G. Johnson
    May 3, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Girl I ain’t gonna tell you what I lied about. LOL! I can’t think of anything right off though. My husband calls me honest abe because I tell the truth before I even mean to. I have told my son quite a bit of lies though in response to first kiss, first date etc. He’d be appalled to know I had my first kiss when I was 11. He’s 11 now but I was in the 7th grade, he’s in the 5th. Eleven is eleven though.

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    Dawn McAlexander
    May 3, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I have always believed in telling the truth. Sometimes it isn’t what people want to hear, but it is better than being misled, I believe. One thing that I cannot stand is a liar.

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    May 4, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I guess this does happen sometimes. Although I tell people I’m broke I really AM broke.

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    rika
    May 4, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I love this article… So many people lie about their life, especially on social media.

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