In life, you must always be honest, otherwise, you might lose the people most important to you that have real dignity and great value.
I unfortunately lost 3 of the most significant people in my life, never to speak to me again, since I didn't follow this.
Isn't that just fucking fabulous?
So I will attempt to explain how to be honest so you will live a much happier life.
Sometimes I said things to suit only myself, like saying that I was there, but actually I was somewhere else. There were other times I said something else, thinking it would be a good plan to deceive them a bit, so I would only take my own needs into consideration over theirs. Whatever various deceptions I devilishly came up with, they would keep me out of trouble, ONLY in the short term though, as the lies and deceptions turned into trust issues.