I saw comedian Tom Devenport at the Napa Valley’s Lucky Penny Community Arts Center. He closed with a bit that cut close to many of our bones. We lie and get lied to so often—especially in an election year--that we don’t even register common lies as lies.
Sure, a white lie for politeness isn't a mortal sin
but when fibs fall so trippingly from our tongues that we don’t even
recognize them as fibs, it suggests that maybe we could all use a little
consciousness raising. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I list about 30 of our automatic lies.