Sometimes a lie is more like the truth

Abraham Lincoln said that “[n]o man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”  I don’t know if that’s true.  Not necessarily about any man having a good enough memory; I don’t know if lying is a memory thing at all.  Do liars have better memory? It seems like more of a creativity thing.  I do think it helps to be bright, but I think it helps more to have a good imagination.  And it helps to believe.  Because a lie repeated, and clung to with conviction, can become more compelling than any truth ever was. Continue reading