There is a saying that goes ‘Speak the truth and the truth will set you free’ but to most people doing it in action is a no go zone.
You will hear feuds between family members and if you follow what is causing so much drama, you will find that lies are carrying the day. I remember an incident of a married woman who had gone to the extent of creating lies of how her husband was the most wanted criminal yet it was her who had pinned him to the police of how he had questionable deals.
It was to later emerge that her husband was against her infidelity and so she had look for ways to curb situations that would make him unearth what she was doing behind his back.
Also I have a number of people saying that during courting, a healthy relationship comes from a bunch of lies on the side of a man.
Like this man who once said that if you tell your woman anything, her first reaction would be that you are definitely lying and so he went on and said, then lie to justify the obvious because it seems that lies are sweet. But anyway how true this is I cannot tell but maybe it’s out of critical thinking.
But then there are others who are faced with situations which they think telling the truth may mean suffering all the shame.
For example I have heard in the news of a grown up married man yet uncircumcised only for his secret to be revealed by his wife after an argument.
Circumcision is the rite of passage from childhood to adulthood and so anyone who has not undergone through it would rather hide the truth than suffer the shame being left out by his peers.