Pamela Meyer’s video  for TED explains that we lie between 10 and 200 times each day. Do you think you lie as much as 200 times a day? What are you lying about?
Pamela also mentions that within 10 minutes of meeting someone, we lie three times. Think it’s natural to lie to strangers? She also says that married couples may lie at least once every 10 times they speak to each other! Why would we lie to someone we are so close to?
The talk goes into detail about lying and how to guess if someone is telling the truth or not. Do you think you would be able to spot a liar?
Another interesting point Pamela raises is that nowadays with social media networks and constant communication it’s more likely that people would share their lives in an honest way, or would they? Is modern technology making us bigger liars? Do you expect people to be more or less honest on the internet?
The big question for you to answer is why do we lie? Is it because we want to be accepted by society so we have to invent things about ourselves? Is it because we want people to think we are better than we actually are? Do we do it to protect ourselves and other people?
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