I usually have some weird moments when I think weird thoughts that during my sane moments, I wonder “whatever started that train of thought?”
One of such thoughts is the biblical injunction that all liars are sinners.
Is it possible for an adult to be 100% truthful? How can all lies have the same sin rating? What of lies that are told to save a situation? What of lies that are necessary?
Would one classify wilful omission as lying?
Sometimes I just wonder, covering for a colleague who probably was having a bad day (that is quite unusual for said person), is that also lying?
This doesn’t mean that one should go about spouting untruthful statements and become known as a serial liar.
But most times, one cannot help but admire the skills of smart serial liars: you know their words are probably lies but you feel a compulsion to give them a benefit of the doubt once more (or should I say the hundredth time???)
I think knowing how to lie effectively should be one of those skills everyone should learn, because you never know when it will come in handy☺