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4ReasonsWeLie

Farah Ayaad
Farah Ayaad Refugee advocate by day. Poet by night.
over 2 years Canada Story
4 Reasons We Lie

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.


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  • Estelle Juarez
    over 2 years ago

    #3 is too true. Sometimes it's just so easy to take the easy way and sum a situation up in a lie. It takes some work for that not to be a habit anymore

    #3 is too true. Sometimes it's just so easy to take the easy way and sum a situation up in a lie. It takes some work for that not to be a habit anymore

    • Farah Ayaad
      Farah Ayaad Refugee advocate by day. Poet by night.
      over 2 years ago Canada

      Yeah, exactly!

      Yeah, exactly!

  • Maddy Bernstein
    over 2 years ago

    I wonder if there's someone in the world who hasn't lied?

    I wonder if there's someone in the world who hasn't lied?

  • Robyn Weinbaum 89
    over 2 years ago

    because we don't know what truth is. because we despise the people we lie to. because we think someone has control or power over us and we want that power back. because our 2 or 3 year old needs were not met. because we are jealous of what other people have and we want it [even if they worked for it and we haven't done sh*t]. because because because it is easier to make up a lie about the world than do anything to change the world we live in. because we are pieces of sh*t and we know it in our souls.

    because we don't know what truth is. because we despise the people we lie to. because we think someone has control or power over us and we want that power back. because our 2 or 3 year old needs were not met. because we are jealous of what other people have and we want it [even if they worked for it and we haven't done sh*t]. because because because it is easier to make up a lie about the world than do anything to change the world we live in. because we are pieces of sh*t and we know it in our souls.

    • Farah Ayaad
      Farah Ayaad Refugee advocate by day. Poet by night.
      over 2 years ago Canada

      Change is never easy but it is a must, a cycle of life

      Change is never easy but it is a must, a cycle of life


Farah Ayaad
Refugee advocate by day. Poet by night.

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.

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