April 9, 2019
Lying has become an autopilot task for him. Like learning to ride a bike (eventually you don't fall flat on your face; eventually you glide; eventually it's like second skin; eventually you do it without realizing you're doing it). Generally that — the quick way in which we learn certain stuff, like knowing when to step on and off an escalator without hurting one's self. He observes the Rashomon effect of lies, almost-lies, embellishments, omissions, and the occasional truth. A husband can believe his wife but then hear another version from a friend. He chooses to respond with a lie.