Life in the Boomer Lane is absolutely sure that National Geographic was not influenced in any way whatsoever by national events when they showcased their cover article in this month’s edition. “Why We Lie,” according to NatGeo, explores the “science behind our complicated relationship with the truth.”
Lying, it turns out, is like eating whatever it is you eat that you know is really bad for you but no one is watching. Or you had a really bad day. Or you had a really good day. Or you are really bored. Or you were walking along the supermarket aisles and it sort of leaped out at you. In other words, it was there, and, at that same moment, the scale wasn’t.
Ah, some of you astute readers may be asking, “But what about will power? What about ethics? Are we no better than whatever base instincts we may…
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