Tuesday, February 14, 2012


A teenage wanted to skip school, he didn’t want to leave home to take a bus and have classes.

So he lied. He pretended to be sick (stomach ache) so he could play in his computer; he even called his mother pretending he wasn’t feeling well. And as the afternoon passed by he kept laughing and having fun. As the evening arrived so did his mother who was worried about him, but as soon as she started questioning about his health she found out about all the lies yet she couldn’t prove it. The lie didn’t last long because in the next day she found him eating ice cream.

“A mentira tem pernas curtas” (Portuguese proverb = lies have short legs)

In other words, the lie doesn’t go that far because, sooner or later, the truth will come out; and if it does all the people that once trusted in you, will never again believe in a single word you say. Even if it’s a small lie, for fun or for laziness, or a big lie just like the politicians show us, a lie is still a lie and all the trust that people had in you will be destroyed like a pyramid of cards when a breeze passes through it.

So a lie can be a powerful weapon special for your enemies if they found out, but also for the ones we love. In the end, when one tells a lie ten people are hurt: the one telling it and everyone who believed in him, because a lie runs as fast as the speed of light.

Lily Mead Mein

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