Today is National Honesty Day. Apparently it’s been a holiday since the early ’90s. You’re supposed to go all day without telling a single lie.
And according to a new survey, a lot of us should have NO problem doing it . . . because over a quarter of people claim they NEVER lie.
27% said they don’t lie at all. Another 18% said they tell one lie a year at MOST. And 14% said they only lie once every couple months.
So that’s a total of 59% who claim they never lie, or hardly ever do. Which is funny, because most of those people probably lied in the SURVEY.
Another 18% of people said they lie a couple times a month . . . 11% said multiple times a week . . . 6% said about once a day . . . and the remaining 6% admitted they tell multiple lies a day. (Is it possible that last group might be the most honest?)
53% of people in the survey said white lies that don’t hurt anyone are okay. 47% said lying for ANY reason is wrong.
And the three most common lies we tell are: white lies . . . then lies by omission, where you’re not upfront about something . . . and lies we tell OURSELVES to make us feel better about something. (National Today)