Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse.
It’s exciting to be mischievous. Being a little dishonest can sometimes be fun: Whether you’ve called in sick to work and “recuperated” at the beach, swiped a particularly plush towel from the hotel pool or taken credit for something you didn’t do, the tingle of having successfully transgressed the status quo can be as rewarding as the reward itself. Even if it’s just the cheap nine-minute satisfaction of hitting the snooze button, there’s something energizing about going against the order
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