12. They Lie All the Time
Do absolute truths exist? People have their own realities. These realities differ in size and general composition. They are dependent on the person and the environment they grew up in, too. The unfortunate fact is that you will never know any other perspective but your own. So, you will, therefore, only ever know your reality. You can always try to be more open to other people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas. That helps improve the scope of your existence. But, it will always be specific to the individual. The consequence is that the truth may be different to different people. While it is nice to think that the truth is objective, it is not.
It is subjective and tainted by a multitude of factors specific to each person. This line of thought might suggest that lies do not exist. It may indicate that people are merely acting on and talking about their own realities. Nevertheless, there is a dividing line here. Lies do exist, but they do not depend on the person receiving them but rather on the person who is doing the lying. If the aim is to conceal or deceive, then it is a lie. An argument about perspectives and realities cannot be made here. The person is lying, plain and simple. Not only do lies exist, but everyone tells them. Lies happen every day. However, the distinction between evil people is that they lie compulsively and for sport. They lie because they can. Wrong people lie about big things and little things alike. There is no getting to the truth with these people as they will simply tell more lies to cover up the initial lie.