People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. That is how character is built.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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Character is built on honesty and courage. As is life.
Life can also be built on deceit and lies and cowardice. A web of lies, if you will.
Not all lies are meant to hurt or harm. Some are meant to amuse (often to amuse the teller of said lies). Like when I used to tell people in high school that they got called to the office. And they would go. And they hadn't been called to the office.
Or when my friend Craig would lie about most everything. In fact at one point I said to a colleague who knew me and also knew Craig, "He mass produces lies."
Which was true. But not in a bad way.
Though it sound pretty bad reading it here. Well, it sounds like nothing, but it reads pretty bad.