“I can’t stands a liar!” ~my Grandma
My grandma and I are very alike in that aspect. It’s less costly to tell the truth. Sure, the truth is not always pretty, but at least the mind and spirit are at ease. Think about it. If you lie, you have to invest so much energy in remembering the lie, making sure any additional lies line up, and ensuring that other people don’t find out you've lied. To me, that’s way too much work! Just tell the truth, and let the chips fall where they may is what I say!