...or do they??
Now I know you are wondering why am on this particular soap box today...well it started with me trying to lie to myself this morning...I know that sounds crazy but this is how it went:
Alarm goes off 3:45 am (I know...stupid)
Me: Well it is time to get up and go run
Liar me: Well if I just say that I have a headache I could go back to bed.
Me: What are you crazy you don't have a headache?? Get your lazy butt out of bed and go run.
Liar Me: ...well since you put it that way...OK
Now realize that I was sleepy and irrational but that is how it went down. I actually tried to lie to myself. This made me think about lying. I have had some situations lately where I have been the victim of lying...and it makes me so mad.
...but I got to thinking...do I really want the truth all of the time? Think about what the world would be like if we only told the truth...
First: "Do these jeans make my butt look big?"
C'mon...why do I ask the question...I know these jeans make my butt look big...because my butt is big... I guess if my loved ones say "no of course not" it would be like me lying to myself about having a headache this morning...makes us feel better. I would be really upset if they said "As a matter of fact they do make your butt look big...because your butt is big." moral of that story...lie like a rug.
Secondly: "How are you?"
Finally: How many times do we ask someone "How are you?" Now we would all like to think that we really want to know how people are. But think about how many times you ask that question and how many times do you really have time to find out. I have made it a personal goal to not ask this question unless I am ready for the whole truth...
Lastly: "Do you want fries with that?"
I mean really if we had to tell the truth always...this would would get me everytime...Of course I want fries with that....the more the merrier...duh. But if i had to be honest about this one...
...then my family might not be able to lie when I ask them about my butt looking big...