When we live our lives knowing something and deny it to someone, even though we know it will affect that person’s life, we consciously make that choice. For those on the receiving end and who spend years wondering, you may eventually begin to read between the lines looking for answers.
When it comes to any lie, it requires a lot more effort to continue the facade, than it does to tell the truth. When we tell the truth, we remember what happens in the way it happens. Lying means we have to consider what we’re trying to hide so that we make what we’re saying sound credible whilst we’re having to cover our tracks.
It also means we have to remember our version of the lie, so we don’t get caught out further down the line. But lying will always have its consequences, more so when we want people to believe us and they still think we’re lying. To lie is to continue to ignore the consequences.
Lying doesn’t come without its drawbacks, particularly on our health and will always take its toll, because of the stress it creates. Although lying does contribute to increased stress levels, the harm it does isn’t always self-evident, primarily because stress is part of everyday life.
But harm will always exist through numerous health issues we may have to deal with centred around our lies. Lies also get bigger the more we continue to lie. That’s just the way lies work.