The Reason You Shouldn’t Lie to Yourself

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As young children, finger-wagging parents and social norms refined by millennia seared it into our consciences that lying is a sin of the worst sort. We knew all too well that there is something disgraceful and cowardly about telling a lie. Even if its expedience rescued us temporarily from a punishment or reprimand, we could not escape the uncomfortable knowledge of our own wrongdoing.




Essays about why we believe what we do, how post-truth societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better.

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Lauren Reiff

Lauren Reiff

Writer of economics, psychology, and lots in between.

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