A collection of first lies from local teens:
Josh, 19, Neptune – “I told my first lie when I was about six years old. I was at the dollar store with my mom and they had bins of little plastic army men and I really wanted one. So, I took one and before we checked out my mom told me to put it back, but, instead of putting it back I put it in my pocket. When my mom saw me playing with it later, she asked me if I had taken it from the store and I said that I had found it under the couch.”
Gabby, 17, Avon – “When I was little, my mom would always ask me if I said my prayers and I always told her that I did even though I didn’t.”
Adam, 17, Avon – “Whenever something was broken in my house when I was younger, my mom would always question my brother’s and I about who broke it and we would always say, ‘I didn’t do it.'”
Will, 17, Long Branch – “I found a Super Mario tennis game and when I got home I realized someone had already beaten it, so I wanted to keep it. I told my mom I lost the one I already had, which was a lie so that I didn’t have to give it back. Then, she saw I had two and I got caught…”
Debra, 18, Lincroft – “I told my brother he was adopted because he had blue eyes and no one else in our family did.”
What was your first lie? Leave me a comment telling me about it and don’t be ashamed, your first lie is a GOOD thing!
Typical example of a child lying.
Let’s face it, we’ve all told a lie. Whether it be a tiny white lie or something of a bigger scale, we have all fabricated some type of information at least once in our lives. I mean, not everyone can be like this guy.
While the fact that we all lie is undoubtedly true, I want to know more, therefore I created this blog. Through “The Biggest Liar” my goal is to expose the truth behind lies. Some topics that will be covered include: when we begin lying, why we lie, pathological lying and white lies. My plan is to research each topic fully, both scientifically and socially by posing a question of the week.
I don’t know exactly what I will come to find by doing this blog, but what I do know is that sooner or later, the truth will come out.