11. We, as humans, lie about a lot of things with pretty alarming regularity; more so than most of us realize.
Not malicious lies, but little white lies, like, “Sure, her wedding dress was beautiful! Feathers are so cool!” and “It’s fine if your mom wants to get the baby a drum set!” or just pretending to be interested in inane small talk that no, no one is that interested in.
We do it to help smooth social situations because, particularly in the US, raw honesty and abruptness aren’t polite, and being polite eases as lot of social tensions. It’s still weird though.