Why We Lie

To get what we want, of course, or 
To avoid what we don't 

In service of a good story, 
Better regard, 
Or to best some enemy 

To paint a picture that leads others 
To our desired destination 

To feel as though we have some control 
When we know we don't 

In the hope of real connection, even if 
Made inherently unreal by lying 

Because we don't think it matters, or 
That anything matters 

To delight, to entertain, to create worlds 

Or maybe just 
To ameliorate boredom

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