There are two facts I know without a doubt:
1) Everybody lies.
2) Lies will always catch up with you.
It starts when we’re kids, before we even know what lying is. As we grow, our ability to lie and manipulate mature. The fact is, you might be a ‘bad liar’ but you can be manipulative. Everyone has this ability. Don’t shake your head. Even you too, believe me.
The thing about liars is those, no matter what, they always lie to themselves and the person that gets hurt the most is, essentially, them. They’ll hurt those around them, as well.
Sometimes though, they are so manipulative that their poison starts touching everyone around them. These are the most insecure people. Their lies start so small that the people around them don’t really notice at first.
Then they add up.
Eventually, people start talking. Facts come to light. Inconsistencies start matching up. It may take days, weeks, months or even years. When it finally happens, when the pieces fall into place, the true nature of the person behind the lies comes out.
Most of the time, their lies don’t do much harm. Maybe cause annoyances.
Sometimes? They come between friends.
One big fabricated conversation causes a chain reaction that leaves two friends on opposite ends, with the liar in the corner she chose. The two friends react to each other’s reactions, saying hurtful things about the other because they are angry & hurt.
All of a sudden, the truth comes out. One friend reaches out after discovering the truth and the other friend, reluctantly accepts the invitation to coffee.
The truth comes out, and there is damage control to be done. Notes are compared, and lies are exposed. Their friendship can be restored, as well as the balance. It may take time but they’ll get back to normal.
The only loser in this scenario is the manipulative liar who went out of her way to throw someone under a nonexistant bus.
Everybody lies. White lies, manipulative lies, lies we tell ourselves – big or small, always catch up with the liar.
In unrelated, but also related news, you may have heard this past summer that I’m a credit card thief. Maybe you believed it. If you did, I forgive you. Maybe that’s why you haven’t hung out with or talked to me. That’s OK. I may be a lot of things but never would I steal from ANYONE. (OK, maybe I’ll take an extra cookie at your house party. I’M SORRY I LIKE COOKIES!)
Just thought I’d clear the air.