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See the Wisdom Chapter for more instructions, hints, tips, and ideas.

If you've done any backpacking you've probably heard the saying "an ounce in the morning feels like a pound at night." This means that the longer you carry something the heavier it gets.

The same is true about lies. One lie usually leads to another, then another, and another, ... Your burden keeps getting heavier and heavier. Before you know it you are making up lies to cover up your lies. Then it's hard to remember who you told what lies to and keeping it all straight.

Maybe it would be better to compare lies to a snowball rolled down a hill - they keep getting bigger and bigger.

Wouldn't it be easier not to tell the first lie? Think how much lighter your burden would be.

Accept the consequences for your actions. Don't be afraid, be brave, learn from the experience, and try not to let it happen again.

Often the experience of accepting the consequences helps you mature and grow stronger.

Copyright © 2005 Vincent Hale