Everyone has told a lie at some point in their life. We lie about all sorts of things, like being happy with our jobs; believing that this time, our ex will be totally different; that we actually will spend more time reading than watching TV; or that this is the year we'll start saving for retirement.

Sometimes, in moments of panic or when we are trying to impress someone, people actually say these lies out loud — and sometimes they get trapped in them for good, turning that fib into a reality. 

Someone posted a thread on Ask Reddit asking users to share what lies they had to learn to live with. 

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1. This one seems pretty harmless — it's not like he didn't try to tell the truth. 

1. This one seems pretty harmless — it's not like he didn't try to tell the truth.
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Some people just hear what they want to hear and ignore the rest, like this dentist. 

2. Seriously, no one likes talking about politics. 

2. Seriously, no one likes talking about politics.
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Unless, of course, you are a politician or it is meme-related, and if that's the case, then I think we all could be considered specialists. 

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3. This has probably happened to everyone at least once.

3. This has probably happened to everyone at least once.
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It's actually the worst because all the students know you're "lying," but no one is gonna tell the teacher — hopefully. 

4. It's never alright, really, to hurt other people on purpose.

4. It's never alright, really, to hurt other people on purpose.
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I feel for this guy. At one point in our lives, we've all been with a jerk like this. It makes things fuzzy.

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5. I really like this! This is wonderful.

5. I really like this! This is wonderful.
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Sometimes the motivation to make good life decisions comes in the strangest ways. I hope that these two go on many jogs together.

6. This is super dangerous. 

6. This is super dangerous.
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Sure, no one will ever check (probably), but what if they do?! Then what? It isn't like TV where the people who know will lie with you.

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7. I don't have much to say about this.

7. I don't have much to say about this.
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Part of me hates it and another part of me wishes I had been this clever! I just lied about having cramps.

8. This is insane! Chocolate oranges are delicious.

8. This is insane! Chocolate oranges are delicious.
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I would also have gladly offered to eat it — and would hope that I was also given my own so I had two. 

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9. This seems like the opposite of a problem to me.

9. This seems like the opposite of a problem to me.
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I would love to have a duck and have my parents fully support that decision. I wonder what I would name it?

10. Talk about commitment.

10. Talk about commitment.
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Know what's great, though? He ended up really loving it and even though he wound up breaking up with the girl, this lie turned out to be a great decision.

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11. I get that people lie about their age, but this seems like a lot.

11. I get that people lie about their age, but this seems like a lot.
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Like, you do realize that you will in fact get older whether you're in denial about it or not, right?

12. All anyone wants is to win over the parents of the person they love.

12. All anyone wants is to win over the parents of the person they love.
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So, yeah, there are probably a lot of people out there with terrible-smelling soap. Could be worse.

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