Are you lying to yourself? Self deception

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the effect of lying on happiness (Lying and Happiness). In that article I went through reasons that we lie and how they can affect our happiness. I also briefly mentioned lying to ourself. Today I would like to take a moment and dive deeper into why we might be lying … Continue reading Are you lying to yourself? Self deception

Lying and Happiness

When we find truth, constancy, fidelity, and love, we are happy; but if we meet with lying, faithlessness, and deceit, we are miserable. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 65) As a child, I got to know my father as a loving, caring and happy guy. He was cheerful and playful all the time. I will never … Continue reading Lying and Happiness