On this date back in 1940 the film Pinocchio was released nationwide. The story of a living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience proves himself worthy of becoming a real boy.
The film is he story of a wood-carver named Geppetto, who produces a puppet named Pinocchio and is brought to life by a fairy, who informs him that he can become a real boy if he proves himself to be unselfish, brave and is always truthful. There lies the problem.
For the compulsive liar, lying feels safe and this fuels the desire to lie again and again.
Making matters worse, compulsive lying is often a symptom of a much larger personality disorder, which makes the situation difficult to resolve.
Lying is one of the most common things done by most people. Lying does not only take place within families, but between governments; businesses to customers; and many others.
During simple sarcastic conversations one may tell a lie, but was only being sarcastic with actually no intention of harming or deceiving the person. In either case, this form of lying, as a joke, is just one of many reasons why people lie.
A popular reason why people lie is to escape punishment. If a child knows that he's done something wrong and is afraid he is going to get punished for it, the natural reaction of a human is to lie to prevent it. However, many times that just makes it worse, and so in some cases people know to tell the truth up front to avoid getting caught in a lie later. On the other hand, those that do tell a lie are simply doing so as a risk to avoid punishment.
Deceptive gain is no different than taking someone elses belongings or life, but many still seem to do it regardless of the outcomes. Why do people do it? Well, that question can be debated. Many couples do this to cheat on their spouse. Many thieves do this to steal others' belongs. Many individuals do this to control the minds of people to get them to do what they want to do. Whatever the reason of this deceptive form of lying, most people do it as a form of deceptive gain.
Confused Mind is yet another reason why people lie is when individuals don't know the truth. Perhaps the person is taught something, and it is passed on to the next. It may be a lie, but the person still believes it. So if they really believe it, then are they lying? They aren't lying intentionally, but are still doing so because of not telling the truth. With this form of lying, the reason why people do this is mainly because of blind believing, or fear. Many times (although unintentional) it can be just as problematic as to that which is done for deceptive gain.
Pinocchio's Lies: http://youtu.be/hJ3lxzuI_sc