As doctors, we're trained to be sceptical because our patients lie to us all the time. The rule is : every patient is a liar until proven honest.
Lying is bad, or so we're told, constantly from birth. Honesty is the best policy. The truth shall set you free. I dropped down the cherry tree - whatever.
The fact is, lying is a necessity. We lie to ourselves because the truth, the truth freaking hurts.
No matter how hard we try to ignore it, or deny it, eventually lies fall away. Whether we like it or not. But here's the truth about the TRUTH - it's painful. So, we lie.
Dr. Grey Meredith
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