Some people are natural born liars. They lie about everything. I'm not even talking about the pathological liars here, those ones cannot help themselves sadly. I'm talking about those who lie with clear heads and zero consciences. Often times, they lie out of fear or "respect" as some would rather believe but I think that's just poppycock because if you really respect someone, you won't take them for fools by lying blatantly to their faces.
Imagine if we could spot these liars, Pinocchio style. You get a call asking where you are and rather than admit you're running late, you tell a bogus lie about how you're 5 minutes away instead and suddenly, your nose grows at least an inch. Hahaha, wouldn't that be something. I know how hard the truth can be when told especially to some people who just cannot handle them, but the fact remains that the truth always sets you free of the burden of a lie. Yes, lies carry burdens. Oh you didn't think that weight within you is solely from the heavy lunch you had, no? Humans tell lies a lot, men, women, even children sadly. In the utopian world in my head, there are no lies nor the hurt that comes from being a recipient of a lie. In real life however, if you're caught in a lie, simply respect yourself and the victim enough to own up with an apology. Making the world a better place isn't so difficult now, is it? :)