"Truth will set you free." (John 8:32), a phrase from the Bible which struck a chord the first time I read it. There definitely will exist something very similar in other religious scripts as well, after all, it is all about 'Nirvana' in different perspectives.
Whatever the scriptures says, I can vouch, if 'truth' is the only one thing that sets a man free, then I wont ever be a free-man. Because deep down inside, I know, I have lied, I am lying and I will lie. By lies, I don't mean only the big scandalous ones, but the small every day things. From the nod of the head, when asked by mom, whether I cleaned my hands, the days I crashed on to the dining table straight from the school ground to going of for a three month tour of the Indian Capitol, in pretext of an internship. The people to whom I lied in this scenario, my folks. Now, my folks are not the only ones to whom I twist my words.
I do the same to the lady who sells cigarettes outside my office, after buying one cigarette and giving a Green Gandhi in exchange. She asks for the 5Rs, I have a ten inside my wallet, but I nod my head and say 'No'. The same gets repeated in different scenarios, different places, but the nod always the same.
I think, I lie to get around a thing, without actually having to address it or face it, maybe to make life easier, maybe not to hurt a loved one, maybe just to fool a foe, but the bottom line is, I LIE. My lies are not to hurt anyone, my lies don't deal much with anyone else, it doesn't in the normal course of action becomes detrimental for another being, but everything said, I STILL LIE.
Another fact I realized was if the people concerned are dear ones, then the lies comes all the more naturally with a flow. With just acquaintances and mere friends, I speak blunt, not caring about hurting them with my callousness. But for the much loved ones, twisting a line to make it pleasing for them is my specialty. I don't give bad-information to people, but I am an expert in omitting a line which might disturb a character I love. All said, I still am clueless why I lie, but I know, I DO LIE !!