Lying is something that is inherently bad, correct?
We are taught not to lie ever since we are little, that it is wrong and only "bad" people lie to cover up the truth.
Of course, there is always the discussion of "white lies" but I won't really get into that, everyone knows that lying for the right reasons may be a good thing.
But what about lying for not the right reasons?
I have been thinking about lying more and more, especially recently, and I have realized that I am actually pretty spectacular at doing it. Some may even say that I have a "gift" for lying. Now I understand that this may not be the best thing to be good at, but to those people I reply, "if you are talented at something, then why not use that talent."
Some people may be talented pianists, others talented writers, computer programmers, or business owners... I am a talented liar.
I started lying when I was very little, to my parents, to my sister, to my teachers, and I was often caught in my lies, as I would create intricate stories which people could easily see through to determine the falsity of what I was saying. As I grew, however, I gained more of a knack for it and it became simpler for me.
Today, I may even say that I enjoy lying. I may lie just for the fun of it sometimes, just because I want to see if I can get the better of the person that I am lying to. The strangest part is that most people never realize that they are being told false information. I guess they just think that because I am a self respecting 20 year old male that they will take everything I say for truth.
I try not to lie to my friends, but sometimes a lie just may slip out, I can't help it, it has somewhat become who I am.
The worst part about becoming such a masterful liar is that occasionally if I repeat a lie enough, even I start believing it. This can become quite confusing sometimes, but occasionally it can be helpful as well.
I wonder, how many other liars like me there are in the world, people who enjoy spreading falsity just for fun. I try not to lie about important things, just small things, and I am not a dishonest person in other aspects of my life, I don't steal, I hardly ever cheat, etc. I guess I just have a lying problem.
What are your experiences with lying? What do you think about my lying situation?
Thanks for reading, peace.
ps. this entire article may be a lie.