What people want to tell us is often what we’re told, but for those of us who instinctively know that what we’re being told doesn’t add up, it can make those circumstances rather awkward.
It’s usually a little white lie that gets us off the hook with no repercussions and for the most part it’s completely harmless. So how do we deal with those who feel it’s acceptable to tell us what they want us to hear, even though that what they’re saying is a fabrication of what’s really going on?
Although it doesn’t put those who do it in a good light, perhaps we need to understand the circumstances behind why. When we understand why, we will choose not to take what they say personally, because usually what’s being told is not directed at us. It is usually directed at themselves.
Although fabricating stories isn’t always right, there may sometimes be a hint of justification in those circumstances, depending on the circumstances. If more of us were better and more flexible in our approach, perhaps others wouldn’t feel the need to go to the lengths they do to fabricate such stories.
Unfortunately, fabricating any story can turn into black lies depending on what they are, but it’s not something we should want to continue. We should be straight with everyone.