People lie like they say hello. We all have some sort of reason to lie. But, do we ever question ourselves as to why we do it regardless?
Because we are selfish
We lie because we want to have it all without having to choose. As with choice, comes loss. And we want to win always no matter of the cost that tags along. Like hurting those around us, diminishing connections that we value, destroying our own credibility. We like to keep our options open even if it means that we become deceptive.
Because honesty is an inside job
We lie because we haven’t learned to be honest with ourselves. We cannot give others what we don't have. So we cannot be honest with anyone if we aren't truthful with the one person we spend time with the most; ourselves. It is very likely that we would rather run towards things than sit with ourselves and go through our illusions one by one.
Because we like a quick fix
We lie because we are often so caught-up in the moment that we disregard the value of the upcoming moment and the ones that follow. We panic at a given situation so we cover-up the mess not realizing we just dug a deeper hole instead. We lie because the truth takes effort and requires bravery while a lie lets us escape what we have been avoiding.
Because it is a habit
We get so accustomed to lying that we just do it even if we don’t need to. We lie about the simplest stupidest things and we lie about the big stuff. Because at the end of the day, a lie is a lie. And combined, they become who we are; also a lie. And as a result of many years of lying, the truth gets lost. We become unable to differentiate between real from fake, existent from non-existent. Truth is a commitment. Lie is a commitment also. They are different sides of the same coin.
Born in Jordan with Palestinian origin. Farah is an only child, raised by a single mother. An Aries by heart. Deep af. She believes in magic and love is her religion. She wants to make the world a beautiful place by inspiring people through her writings.