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  •  Humans Programmed to trust (2+ / 0-)
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    doinaheckuvanutjob, laurnj

    Most people find it really hard to accept that somebody is lying to their face. Sure we understand the little lies to avoid arguments like "Of course I started on that project" or the big self-serving ones like "I didn't kill him". But meaningless lies about stuff that doesn't matter like your time on a marathon, or bold faced easily checked ones like what bills you voted on  - those just don't compute. And habitual liars get that inability most people have to believe that someone would lie like that and so they feel free to lie about absolutely everything.

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