Lying is like painting over a water stain on the ceiling.. the truth will eventually seep right through, so all you are really doing is buying time.
Now if you’re an exchange student trying to escape from communist North Korea and you have to dress up like a local and lie about your identity to get to the airport so you can save yourself from 50 years of hard labor because you accidentally packed your bible and the maid found it in your hotel room under your pillow – have at it; I’d lie too.
But short of that there are really very few situations where lying is actually worth it… in the long run.
Lying is a trust killer and there is nothing worse than having a relationship with people you can’t trust. It’s a bit like eating a salad – AFTER you’ve found a fly in it..