When you were a child, you were told that lying is unacceptable, but the fact of the matter is, everyone does it. Sometimes, you have to lie when you are in situations where honesty is not the best policy. Because sometimes, that just happens! You will find that sometimes fibbing is acceptable on Tell a Lie Day.
April 4th encourages you to tell a harmless fib on Tell A Lie Day. However, you never want to tell a lie that can cause harm, so therefore, you can tell a white lie within reason. It is not a coincidence that Tell A Lie Day comes a few days after April Fool’s Day. If you are still in a trickster mindset, then this is a good day for you. If you are not comfortable with the idea of lying because you know that in most cases, it is wrong, then think of the day as a second April Fool’s Day – because essentially that it is what it is.
Sometimes lying is the best policy when it comes to sparing someone’s feelings. For instance, a friend puts on a new dress and asks you enthusiastically how she looks because she is excited about this dress. You think it looks terrible on her, but do you want to tell her that and ruin her day? No, you do not want to do that, so lying in this situation is the best policy. You tell her that she looks fantastic and emphasizes that as long as the dress makes her happy, that is all that should matter, which right there is no lie!
History Of Tell a Lie Day
It is unknown how the day was established to be Tell A Lie Day. However, lying has happened since the beginning of time that started in 1600 B.C. as Native American tribes began telling stories about dishonest animals to children to teach them lessons. Then you can never forget about that famous 1876 story about the boy who cried wolf where the boy kept lying about the wolf going after the flock of sheep. However, when it did happen, the villagers did not believe the boy, and then disaster struck.
You also don’t want to forget about Pinocchio about the puppet’s nose growing each time he told a lie. That is how lying is associated with the nose growing.
How To Celebrate Tell a Lie Day
You can treat the day as a second April Fool’s Day by telling a harmless false statement. Or, you can enjoy watching the Disney classic, Pinocchio. Whatever you choose to do, share it on social media by using #TellALieDay on the post.
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