From the beginning of our lives, we were told how lying isn’t a behaviour that will be acceptable at homes, schools or anyone in the society. As we grow up, it’s the only thing that gets us through life without drama and pain. Lying has been a part of our daily lives now. Here are some things that you always lie about –
1. Being busy
This is what you always lie about when you have zero interest in hanging out and socializing with people you like/dislike. You just say you’re busy to avoid another day spent with people when you could do something productive with your life like watching Netflix and eating nachos with cheesy dip. And this is you every weekend, when you want to limit human contact to as low as possible.
2. Being broke
Firstly, we’re never that broke that we cannot afford McDonald’s. We always have enough money to buy an Aloo Tikki. And secondly, by now people should understand that “I’m broke” is really code for I’d rather die than hang out with you. Or maybe because you have money but you don’t really want to spend it on dumb shit because that’s how you get rich, by saving each penny like it’s your last.
3. Liking someone
This is really hard. You tried so much to be a hardhearted little person who didn’t care about anybody’s existence but then the heart wants what it wants. Staying normal around them is difficult, so your friends get to know what you’re up to. When they confront you about it, your obviously lie about it because you can’t risk anyone know about your secret imaginary trips with the person you like.
Everyone lies about dieting. Sure, you may be on a diet for months now, but that’s only partly true. You want to stay fit but pizza is irresistible. You give in for 15 minutes, indulging in the most delicious food man could create. But you can’t let anyone else know about the moment you gave into the pressure. So you lie that you haven’t had a cheat meal in forever and how you’re so strong.
5. Being okay
It’s really hard to explain others what you’re going through because firstly, only some will understand, and secondly, you don’t want anyone to look at you in a different way, once they have seen your vulnerable side. So now, whenever someone asks you if you’re doing okay, you say yes, even when nothing is right. In reality you are really close to a mental breakdown any moment.
Cheers to all pathological liars.