“What was the last lie you told?”

For our first audio assignment, my question was highly relevant to what we have been listening to all week. After listening to Deception, I learned that liars sometimes prosper, and that people who lie have more connections in their brains, they are able to lie quickly without thinking about it.

While I was asking people what their last lie was, I happened to only ask one male ( just due to availability of the sample). The only make I asked was the only person to say that they didn’t lie. He wouldn’t tell me, and this statement I immediately took as a lie. It is impossible to get through life without lying to others and ourselves. These lies don’t have to be malicious, as seen in the example¬†of the athletes–telling themselves that are the best, the fastest, champions. Lies are useful, they help to protect people’s feelings, and to protect one’s own reputation.