What starts out to be an exaggeration, and even a great joke, can turn into a lie. The worst lie is to hurt someone intentionally, but equally sad is the lie told for pure self-defense, or to spare someone the truth. There are those who will believe a lie – which is more in their understanding than the truth.
So much drama and so much pretense makes lying acceptable to those living in false existence. To find the right path, get rid of the habit of lying. It is a trap that looks innocent but the effects lead to wrongdoing.
Our fathers gave us many laws . . . that it was a disgrace to tell a lie: that we should speak only the truth.