Are You a Liar…?
There are liars among the best of us. And that’s the truth. We don’t lie with malice, or even deceitful intent. But we lie to ourselves, to assuage guilt, or remorse, or regret.
We delude ourselves.
When we have something we don’t want to do, like paperwork, or a particular phone call, or tell someone something we’d rather not, we tell ourselves that we have to attend to something important, like seeing what TV programmes are available, or ringing someone who’s perfectly well to ask how he is, or if there’s enough water in the kettle in case we feel like tea later on.
We keep ourselves busy. We find loads of pointless things to do, and we get nothing done. We interfere with what we should be doing, and use up time in a flurry of pointless, wasteful busyness.
With practice, we can get really good at it.
Then we’ll never do what we should be doing, won’t see that we’re the authors of our own misfortune, and in time, will become the Masters of Creative Avoidance.
And because we’ve been busy, we’ll hide behind the likes of, “ It didn’t turn out right”, “Things went against me”, “ It wasn’t the right time.”
Or we can face up to what need s to be done, just shut up, and get on with it.