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Lies Tax Your Brain, Cause Stress and Harm Your Body

Lies Tax Your Brain, Cause Stress and Harm Your Body

Consider the polygraph machine. It doesn't actually detect lies, specifically, but rather the signs of stress that accompany telling them. 

According to a study, those who were instructed on how to lie less reported improvements in their relationships, less trouble sleeping, less tension, fewer headaches, and fewer sore throats.

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Daily choices
Each day, we make the same choice hundreds of times: whether to lie or tell the truth.

And we ignore the profound impact these seemingly inconsequential decisions have on our brain and our life.

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Honesty Is Not Always the Best Policy

When lying assures your safety or honesty puts you in danger, you probably shouldn't choose the truth.

You can't always tell the truth, but the more you do the happier your brain and body will be.

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Little Lies Can Cost You Money

[Researches Argo and Shiv] found that 85% of diners in restaurants admitted to telling white lies when their dining experiences were unsatisfactory (i.e., claiming all was well when it wasn't). The real interesting finding was that diners who told white lies to cover up their dissatisfactions were then likely to leave bigger tips than those who did not. 

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Choosing truth:
  • Is to uphold a genuine character. 
  • Is to realise that true being is the best possible consequence in the face of life's trials, suffering, and spitefulness. 
Choosing to lie:
  • Only leads to chaos. 
  • Often results in horrible consequences.

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Deceptive people can flood you with truthful answers and make you believe that they are good people. 

Filter through all the information that is meant to deceive you to get to the real untruths.

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Body Language

While body language cues can offer clues to deceptions, it is often not good enough. More accurate signals are:

  • Intentionally leaving out important details.
  • If the person seems unsure or insecure.
  • Shrugging, lack of expression, and a bored posture.
  • Thinking too hard to fill in the details of the story.

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