Have you ever been asked a question and didn't know what to say, so you reached for the infamous default, also known as:
A LITTLE WHITE LIE?
Maybe you got into a disagreement with a friend and when asked if you were okay, your response was more of a sharp, condescending "I'm fine!", rather than the truth.
Or when someone asks how you are doing and you respond with: "I'm good", when clearly you're not.
Or maybe you're out shopping with girlfriends and one of them asks you about an outfit she's thinking about buying. You know it's not going to be as flattering on her as it is on the well-to-do mannequin but you don't have the guts to tell her, so you say "It looks great."
We can't blame it on good manners because on those days where your attitude begins with a sarcastic reply—being cordial has nothing to do with it. Why can't we be honest and say we're not fine or we're not having a good day today?
Crazy how we are all so programmed.
Programmed to think, to say, and to behave in certain ways. Maybe it's a subconscious thing, who knows, all I know is that I'm guilty of this behavior myself, and I just don't get it either.
Because a lie is a lie, no matter the intention.