Humans lie… It is a fact.
Sometimes we lie just to make sure somebody feels comfortable. We call these lies white lies. For instance, if one of your relatives got cancer and you learned the result without him knowing, you may not want him to know the results.
But humans lie most of the time to get a short-sighted result such as to earn money, to manipulate, etc.
For whatever reason, lying is a very destructive action. Not only for the people involved, but also for the whole society.
When you lie, you are actually destroying a lot of human values. When you destroy common human values, you are actually harming your own soul very badly.
What happens when you harm your soul?
When your soul is harmed badly, you are a walking dead in the 21st century. Since you know what kind of a personality you are since you cannot lie to yourself, you feel irritated by yourself.
And then these kinds of people try to forget the harm of their soul so they may do some silly teenager type of stuff!
Your soul is permanent, whereas anything that you do to forget is temporary.
It should be great to carry such as a burdened soul! Also, no profit or short-term gain can justify your action of lying.
Today, even every big organisation has a set of values.
These values are set, because every organisation is like a human. They are also creatures that are alive and values are needed for everyone!
Since they are alive, they have their own soul.
Even why my wife is asking why I’m writing all this.
I am writing because I see a lot of burdened souls and they do not have any justification to become so burdened!
Finally, a person can be quite competent in his job/skills, but if he does not have the right attitude, I would always give the chance to the incompetent person since he can improve, but he will come with a pure soul!
Some nice quote from different authors on the subject:
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain
“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
― S.E. Hinton,
“People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”
― Ayn Rand,
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
― Abraham Lincoln
All the best.