That’s what Dr. House says, right?
And he is correct. Everybody does.
I read a post the other day where a parent revealed that their child lied to them a couple of times. The first time, the child was punished. The second time, the child was punished more.
This will do one thing and one thing only. It will make the child a better liar.
Because the cause of the lie is not addressed ~ only the lie itself.
So, the child will become more proficient in the art of lying.
A lie signals a fracture in the relationship between the liar and the lie-ee because all lies are based on fear.
- Fear of being caught.
- Fear of confrontation.
- Fear of disappointing others.
- Fear of judgement.
- Fear of punishment.
- Fear of all kinds.
If the focus is on the reason for the lie and the goal is strengthening the relationship, the lies will lessen and possibly disappear.
What are your thoughts on lying? Have you ever caught someone in a lie? What have you done about it? Do you think Dr. House is right in that everybody lies?