TRACIE ANG, Malaysian artistic gymnast.
Humans have a problem: we really like to lie. And most of the lies that we tell aren’t even malicious. We frequently tell lies that will make others or ourselves feel better. Research has found that we tell at least one lie a day and about 40 percent of people would happily lie if they knew they could get away with it.
There’s just something about being human that makes us prone to lying. Even if we try to live our lives as honestly as possible, we can’t help but bend the truth. Most of our lies aren’t even told with malicious intent either.
New research has found that 40 percent of people are pretty dishonest--and don’t feel bad about it. The study was performed by researchers involved with a new detective show The Heist.
Two-thousand volunteers were presented with a scenario: if they found money sticking out of an ATM, how would they react? They were given the options of either taking it as though it were their lucky day or be honest and turn it in.