You may remember that a recent post mentioned the act of lying. The most common lie being: ''I'm fine.''
I guess you can see how that is popular. People ask how you are... but do they really want an answer by dredging your guts as you dissect the problem? I doubt it. So people say ''I'm fine'' as the perfect answer to a multitude of sins.
As the quote goes: There are three types of lies. ''Lies, damned lies & statistics.''
So what do statics say about the kind of lies each and everyone of us say on a daily basis?
As we are talking statics we revel in the act of the normal, average person.
The average person (you, me and the old dear down the road) tells 4 lies a day.
That's quite good :-)
I guess there is a ''I'm fine'' in those four...to take up at least 25%.
So let's do the math(s). That's 1460 lies in a year. Sounds a little bit worse, hey. There must be a few big lies in that number. I guess lots of ''I'm fine''.
I noticed this article in the Express which says: Women are MORE dishonest than men: Females more likely to tell every day fibs.
I'm not pointing the finger.
So let's think about a whole lifetime of lies. Well, brace yourself, it's 87,600 lies by the time you are 60.