Everyone around you seems to have their friends. Everyone except you. Perhaps people seem to ignore you or forget that you exist entirely.
- Does faking it actually work?
- Should I do it?
Is lying worth it?
Many people say that lying works and they’re right. But you’re making a deal with the devil. There are a million things that will go wrong and they will come back to bite you at the wrong time.
Here’s the deal: lying is HARD. It’s impossibly hard. You have to keep multiple stories in your head. You must seamlessly switch between them. But that’s not the worst of it.
You know this because you’re disappointed when you find out that someone has been lying to you.
Lying creates a glass ceiling.
There comes a point in every relationship when you want to share your true feelings. “I’ve been lying to you the whole time” isn’t a good thing to have to say. And that’s the best case scenario!
According to Prof. Jordan Peterson (Professor of Psychology), many complex issues people address in therapy branch out from a single lie that they don’t even remember telling. And these issues ruin lives.
Real relationships are genuine. By definition, “faking it” and “real relationship” are mutually exclusive- you only get to pick one.
You don’t need to fake anything.
You’re more than you could possibly imagine. Chances are you don’t believe that. (To believe something isn’t to just think it- it’s to act it out.)
PS: Lying isn’t worth it, regardless of whether or not it would help now.
PS:PS: Staying silent when you have something to say is lying.