Children who learn to lie earliest are the natural leaders
Of course, honesty is a value that we should all hold up as preferable, but I remember reading a study a long, long time ago that showed that children who figured out how to lie early in their lives turned out to be natural leaders in their peer groups. The study theorized that these children were more perceptive of the nature of reality. They'd essentially tasted of the fruit of the knowledge of and evil at a very early age, or they'd reached the age of reason, or, well, you get my point.
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