On my drive into the office this morning I got to thinking about how much I hear these various phrases in conversation:
To be honest
To tell you the truth
and I started wondering if we've declined so much as a society that we now have to advise people when we are making a factual or truthful statement. Have we become so good at lying to one another that it is the rule rather than the exception?
Is it so easy to speak in flasehoods and exaggerations that we have to quantify when we are actually telling each other the truth?
What do you think?