Why We Lie All The Time
No matter who you are, or where you’re from, we all know that it’s wrong to lie. Regardless of your beliefs or your upbringing, the one thing that we are all taught from an extremely early age, is that lying is bad. So why do we still all insist on telling fibs? We had a little look into the history of lying to try to find out, and the one thing that we learnt? Honesty really is the best policy, so send some honestly rude greetings cards and your friends will thank you for it. We promise.
Politicians, lawyers, psychics, they’re all a bunch of shameless liars, but did you know that lying isn’t just for the old and well-established? Children actually learn to lie at around 3 years old. Kang Lee, a professor at the University of Toronto has done some serious research into lying, and he found that by the age of 3 around half of kids lie, and by the age of 5, around 90% do so. Lee says that it’s our fault that kids learn to lie, as parents start introducing white lies to them such as pretending that they love the presents they receive.
Experts believe that once we are adults, there are three main reasons why we tell lies: Fear, manipulation and pride. Fear of what other people might think, fear of consequences and fear of the unknown are all big factors in why we lie. From something as small as “I love Game of Thrones”, to something as big as “Of course this is a vegetarian lasagne”, we often lie to please other people, and to escape their judgement.
In terms of manipulation, this is a big one, and we often lie in order to get what we want. Motivated by the likes of sex, money, love and power, lying to get these things is the oldest trick in the book. When it comes to pride, this is often our greatest fault, and lying to create a good image of ourselves is more common than you may think. Lies regarding past experiences, things we’ve done and things we own all fall under lying to protect our pride, and scientists say we do this multiple times a day.
From soppy messages to being far too nice, greetings cards are definitely one area of life that causes people to lie, a lot. For all sorts of reasons ranging from pride, to manipulation, we often pick out a greetings card that we think will help us get our own way, or will paint us in a nice light, when in reality, the words that are written down are a load of horseshit. So, whether you’re being brutally honest and sending out a “first fucking card I saw”, “sexy slapper” or “twat face” greetings card, just make sure that the greetings card tells the truth for once.
Take our range of rude break up cards and divorce cards for example. What would feel better, pussy footing around the issue and ending up an emotional wreck, or sending your (soon to be ex) boyfriend or girlfriend a “Just A Little Card To Say...I Know You Cheated, You're Dumped Cunt” break up card? Believe us, honesty really is the best policy!
Now don’t get us wrong, not all honesty is good, and white lies should still be an integral part of your day. These little half-truths are what keeps us from getting into fights with everyone around us. For example, if your partner asks you “Do I look fat in this?”, no matter what you see in front of you, the answer will always be “No”. Unless you want a black eye, of course.