posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 05:33 AM
a reply to: Dark Ghost
It depends on the person. There is no one simple explanation.
Some people are pathological liars, which can be indicative of other personality issues, a mere symptom rather than a disease in and of itself. Some
people lie because the truth has presented obstacles to their survival enough times, that lying is deemed preferable to the threat posed by the truth.
Some people lie because social convention demands a response to stimuli, which goes against their feelings or natural response, and rather than go
against the grain, they will go along with a thing or convention, even when they do not necessarily agree with it, or a particular effect of it.
Others may lie because they seek a defined advantage by so doing, a calculated deception in order to achieve a particular beneficial affect. Others
lie professionally, actors, politicians, lawyers, and so on.
Personally, my preference is brutal honesty. I have never been a fantastically popular fellow, and so certain social conventions are irrelevant to me
in their entirety. If your arse looks terrible in those jeans, I am going to tell you that the jeans are fine, but that you might want to take those
inflatable paddling pools out of them before leaving the house. If you ask me what I am qualified in on paper, I will tell you that I am qualified in
next to sod all, but that being a nerd can account for an awful lot of missing paper. If you ask me what I think of nationalist groups, I will tell
you that as a nod of respect to my ancestors, I would like to pin the whole sorry lot of them to a flag pole, and let them rot in the sun.
Zero BS. Why? Because I do not fear the truth. If I suffer because of it, then so be it. I do not fear suffering, I do not fear pain, I do not fear
anything that can issue as a result of the truth. I would prefer too much truth, than too little of it, and dislike the grey space between intensely.