I’ve seen only one episode of this TV series. I’m surprised that an average person lies 3 times in ten minutes. And it’s amazing how the Doc find people lying — through micro-expressions, which last less than 1/5 sec.
It might have been somehow exaggerated. Still you find it hard to let people trust you whenever you lie to them. And sooner or later people will find out the truth. It’s been a complicated world and we may lie in order to protect ourselves. Other times by lying we sacrifice others to get what we want. No one to blame because it’s human nature.
So by lying we might hurt someone, but I think it’s tolerable. On the one hand, one cannot force someone else to be absolutely honest with him. Everyone has a sense of self-defence. As a matter of fact, we do not gain mutual trust at the very beginning when we first meat each other. At least we’re somewhat reserved for ourselves’ sake. And we even regularly lie to ourselves, so why expecting anyone to be critically honest? On the other hand, everyone gets his comeuppance. Truths or facts are deemed to appear. We’ll get it in time.
Speaking of honesty, it reminds me of Mark Twain’s words:” If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” But we do remember a lot, don’t we?