People lie all the time — and some lies are deeply embedded into our social fabric. We're just used to 'em, and in some cases, we've learned how to live with 'em, too.
Redditor u/CosmicFartt recently asked the people of Reddit, "What is the biggest 'lie' told to people in human history?" Tell the truth (for once) — you've heard a few of these before:
1.“The war won’t last long."
2."Please listen carefully as our menu options have recently changed."
3."We are a family, and we care about our employees."
4."I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the above Terms and Conditions."
5."You won't always have a calculator."
6."There are hot singles in my area dying to meet me."
7."Your baby is beautiful."
8."'Push Flap to Open' on the mac and cheese box."
9."'If you work hard, you'll have a good, happy life.' It's more about where you put the effort every day. You can put in half the effort of someone and end up 10 times better than them."
10."Money won't make you happy."
11."Tax cuts for the rich will benefit everyone."
12."Vaccines cause autism. Fuck those gullible idiots."
13."You can be whatever you want to be when you grow up."
14."That there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."
15.“The Native Americans worked with the early settlers to create Thanksgiving.”
16."It takes seven years to digest gum."
17."You don’t need a union. We will take care of you."
18."'The customer is always right.' I want to know who came up with that. They wrong asf."
19."If you're a good person, good things will happen to you."
Agree? Disagree? Have your own lies to put forth? See you in the comments!
These entries have been edited for length and clarity.