I know you think you are a nice person and all, but the truth is that you are a liar. In fact, you’ve been lying all week long.
Don’t feel too badly. So have I. And I’m here today in hopes of helping you become even better at it.
Our language is actually brilliantly crafted to allow us – even force us – to lie in order to be clearly understood or to avoid offending others in everyday interactions. Lying is actually one of the earmarks of a native or proficient speaker of many languages.