According to a research on deception, it was found that children as young as two years old will lie when placed in a situation where lying is in a child’s self interest. By the time children are five years old, they are much more likely to lie to get themselves out of trouble. What’s interesting is that, it is close to impossible for observers, including parents, to see through their lies.
Scientists have found that Humans develop the ability to lie soon after they learn to walk. No wonder lying comes so easy to Johnny, but the real question is, why do we lie in the first place?
Most of the time, People avoid saying the truth because they feel that they’ll face much severe punishment or judgement if they reveal the actual reason instead of the story they cooked up.
It’s easier to lie and say how you were stuck in traffic instead of being honest that you slept in, isn’t it?
It’s scientifically proven that lying adds stress to our brain but we’ve become so used to it that the stress keeps adding up without us realising it in the first place.
When you’re talking to a person, notice his/her breathing change?
their nose getting warmer?
their eyes shifting too much?
They are lying to you.
Don’t be mad.
Can you say you’ve never lied?
Truth is, We’re not used to being honest ourselves.
When we realise that a person’s lying, we get so angry at him/her but we never try to understand the other person’s reason for doing that.
We have a fake illusion that lying will make our life easier, but actually, it’s easy just for that tiny time frame but after that passes, it becomes much harder whereas if we’re honest, maybe that tiny window will be hard but after that time frame’s gone, it’s much easier.
Is it so hard to tell the truth? Can we not think of the consequences and let the chips fall where they may?
Can we really be honest? and if someone’s honest to us, can we appreciate it instead of making them regret their decision. Wouldn’t they be encouraged to continue being truthful?
The question is out- unanswered.