Liar, liar, pants on fire! Have you ever said that to someone? I have. It is usually said in jest, but the problem is that there are people who will lie when the truth would suffice. Why would anyone do that? Why would someone lie about something that does not matter in the big picture of life?
Here are a few things I have observed about people who perpetually lie:
- Some people have exchanged a lie for the truth. It has become THEIR truth.
- Lying is a habit…a bad one.
- Liars have deceived themselves into believing that there will be no repercussions from their lies. Lies always have consequences, and none of them are good.
- People who perpetually lie are in a form of bondage. The problem is, they don’t know when to quit digging and so they just keep getting deeper and deeper in the hole.
If you have someone in your life that does this, here are a few suggestions:
- You can try to reason with them, but don’t argue. If they won’t accept the truth, chances are that nothing you say or do is going to sway them.
- Liars only seem to learn when they are busted. They will have to face the consequences. Even then, they may not change their behavior. Only time will tell.
- Some people just tell lies, lies, and more lies….and THAT is the TRUTH.
Mark Twain said, “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Now THAT is worth remembering.
Friedrich Nietzsche said, “I am not upset that you lied to me. I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” That about says it all, doesn’t it?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky said, “Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect…he ceases to love.”