Acting is like lying. The art of lying well.I’m paid to tell elaborate lies.
WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THE myths surrounding lying and how they prevent us from finding the truth. But before we explore the five steps and dozens of secret techniques of the BS Barometer that you’ll use to really bust those liars, I want to repeat—and have you absorb—one potentially uncomfortable fact:
You are a liar, too.
Everyone lies. Everyone. Almost every form of life on Earth has a means of camouflaging itself, most often for self-preservation. The chameleon. The worm. The house cat. The grasshopper. Even plants lie, for goodness sake.1
We cannot escape lying, nor would we ever want to, really. Society would cease to ...