Believe it or not…

Daily Prompt: Pants on Fire

What was the last lie you told? Why did you tell it?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FAKE.

downloadfake > adjective not genuine; counterfeit. > noun a person or thing that is not genuine. > verb 1 forge or counterfeit. 2 pretend to feel or suffer from (an emotion or illness).

What is it about Fridays and prompts beginning with F? Well, anyway…

Lying – or to be politically correct – being economical with the truth is something I do on a regular basis.  But it should be stated here and now that the person I continually lie to is myself.  I am always telling myself things will be a certain way when, deep down, I know they can’t possibly be.  I try to discipline myself when I know I am unruly and perhaps, in the eyes of some, out of control.  I am an Aquarian.  I am wild and free-spirited.  I want to conform… oh, another lie.  I don’t!

I try, very hard, not to lie to others though.  I don’t like being lied to and I always try to treat others as I would wish to be treated.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  Some people are obtuse in every way it’s possible to be, but do I tell them that?  No.  I tell myself that maybe it’s me that’s being unreasonable.  Another lie.  It isn’t!

Celebrities… now they’re fake.  I have no interest in them.  I see their faces on news websites and I wonder what’s so special about them other than the fact that they generally pretend to be someone they’re not, just because they’re in the public eye.  We’re always hearing about how they want a private life… of course they don’t.  They want all the money and fame and adoration that the general public can muster!  Fake smiles, fake tans, fake attitudes.

I, too, can fake what I show to others.  I am only lying to myself.  I am the only person on this planet who must live with me.  So why do I deem it okay to lie to the one person I should be painfully honest with?  Because to be honest with myself, I must be honest with others – and people don’t really, truthfully, like honesty…

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