I used to be really smart. Like the smart guy smart. And, I'm not saying I'm dumb or anything now but I've come to the realization that I'm just not as smart as I used to be. Part of the problem is that I've stopped reading. Well, that's not entirely true. I read frivolous things, like Intouch magazine, Media Takeout gossip, and Facebook status updates. I mean who really has the time to actually read anymore? That's been my excuse. But the fact of the matter is I've just become lazy. As a result, my brain cells have slowly been depleting as well as my ability to effectively communicate. So, I decided to actually read with the intent on firing up those brain cells. My sister had given me a copy of Psychology Today (a magazine, yes baby steps) because she wanted me to read an article about relationships. And while said article was indeed very fascinating and insightful, I was more intrigued by another article about a man who doesn't lie. I mean, what person doesn't lie? I thought about it all day. How many times in the course of a day or a week, does one lie? Sometimes I lie and don't even realize I've done it then I think why did I just lie when it would have been just as easy to tell the truth? Then I thought, is it easier to tell a lie than to tell the truth? People tell lies for many different reasons, to avoid conflict, to spare someone's feelings, to cover up one's own faults, to avoid lengthy explanations, etc. Then I thought about it some more, and the fact of the matter is that lying is also a form of laziness. People, at least this is my theory, lie because they don't have time to tell the truth. It takes more energy and communication to tell the truth than it does to lie. Sad, but true. So, I decided to try this experiment. No lying for two weeks. I will blog about my experiences, good and bad, and hey maybe I'll actually regain a brain cell or two.