The need to lie comes from the the desire to hide your true nature and intentions. One needs to understand that lying is more than just hiding the truth, as if one hides the truth from someone, then the only logical after math to it will be a person (to whom you’ve lied) who is unaware of the reality of situation. Whereas when an incorrigible liar fabricates a scenario with the goal of lying then he/she makes an imaginary reality which may or may not have more humans associated with it. Here is where the real problem for liars start, liars tend to live in the moment and once they’ve successfully lied to someone they often tends to forget their own fabricated plastic reality.
Human beings are mysterious and when a lie includes more than two persons i.e, the liar and the patsy, it opens to n number of complications. So more the number of people in a fabricated lie, more will be the chances of it to get exposed and hence comes the saying, “to cover one lie, you need thousand more”.
Personally I’m a believer of competent liars, in today’s world I’m comfortable lying when I’m confident that I’ve fabricated the reality almost unbreakable. Moreover talking about lies, it’s mentioned in the infamous Mahabharata by Lord Krishna, one should lie if it’s for a greater good. Personally what I deducted by this was, we often say that ignorance is bliss and sometimes it’s good to keep people you care about in the dark by a lie. Rather than shining on the bright light of truth and get them worried if it’s something they’re not comfortable with.
In the end I’ll conclude by saying- Yes, lie if you can hide and manipulate people and facts for your good as the path to power is paved with lies, but lying indeed is a two edged sword. Caught once and you’ll never be trusted but if you’re not caught then it comes with a high price too, a well fabricated lie will take a lot of your mental peace and in the end you’d be asking yourself was the lie worth the guilt and mental effort ?
If yes then keep on lying but if no then one shouldn’t walk on this path.