Unfortunately, lying has become excessively common in our culture. People lie every day and no one is able to do anything about it. I have watched people be torn apart over someone’s lies, which is why I am writing this: to give you reasons not to lie, so nobody else has to get so hurt.
First of all, lying is very disrespectful to the person you are telling the lie to. It shows them that you do not trust them enough to handle the truth. It also makes it look like you think they are stupid and will never notice that you told a lie. Well wrong, between my brother who used to lie to my parents all the time, and me ex-boyfriend who was constantly telling lies, I can tell you, it hurts a lot to be lied to, especially about simple things.
Don’t have to remember things
If you are always telling the truth, then you do not have to make up stories to go along with your other lies. Lying only leads to more lies, and eventually you will have a big story that you have to remember, in order to avoid completely being caught in the original lie. As time goes on, you will realize that you can’t remember every detail of each lie that you told, so it’s better to just tell the truth straight forward from the beginning.
Truth will eventually come out
As I was hinting at earlier, the truth will always come out. Sometimes it takes more time than others do, but it will. Telling a series of lies will become too hard to keep up with, and you will find yourself eating your own words, and being lost in the truth. Also, by having experience with two liars, I can tell you, if you pay close attention, most liars usually tell on themselves.
With every lie, lies a major consequence. As soon as you are caught lying, you will lose your trustworthiness. Once your trust is lost, it takes a very long time to get that back. Without trust, it’s difficult to have any type of relationship or friendship, but that’s a story for a different day. Lying also tears people apart. I watch the way my mom now constantly searches for evidence behind anything my brother tells her, trying to scope out the truth, whether or not he is telling the truth. My ex-boyfriend lied to me after I had asked him if he was seeing someone else too, and he flat out told me he wasn’t, even though he had practically just beforehand told me he was. Our relationship ended shortly after, and now we don’t even talk. The consequences of lying are great, so think about that, before you decide to lie again.