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There's a new book that came out Born Liars: Why We Can't Live without Deceit (Book) by Ian Leslie (2011): Waterstones.com suggesting that the social world would cease turning without a good scattering of white lies, half-truths and evasions. It also says that we cannot understand ourselves without first understanding deceit.
What do you think? It makes me wonder if we're surrounded by lies, what is reality then? Made up? :hmm:Our attitudes to lying are confused and contradictory. On the one hand we hate lies, and liars. On the other, we all indulge in fibs, tall tales and fantasies. If lying is wrong, why do we all do it - both to others, and to ourselves? In Born Liars, Ian Leslie argues that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are.