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Lying

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Why keep lying when telling the truth might get you the results you really want?

In "Lying," Sam Harris challenges you to examine how often you are being deceptive with the people around you and asks you to consider what purpose your lies are serving. Do you lie to preserve goodwill in a relationship? To keep someone from worrying? To protect someone else? Harris suggests that although you might believe you’re telling white lies for a noble or moral reason, in the end, lying damages your integrity and makes others think twice about trusting you.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Think a few “harmless” lies are sometimes necessary in business and relationships
  • Are curious about how our willingness to lie impacts our culture
  • Wonder if you should lie to someone to spare them discomfort
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