- The consequences often outweigh the benefits.
- Small lies may make it easier to tell bigger lies.
- Truth-telling promotes trust and bonding.
Things you can say instead of lying :
- “I’m afraid you will be upset with me, but here is what happened ……”
- “It feels like it would be easier to lie, but …..”
- “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but since you asked, here is what I think……”