The problem with telling a lie—even a positive one—is that lies have the tendency to snowball, creating more lies, until eventually you're living in a whole web of them that you must spend the rest of your life upholding. Even a small, seemingly innocent lie can make a huge impact on your own life, or someone else's life, or the lives of everyone living in your idyllic beachside town [cue Big Little Lies opening theme song].
Someone asked Reddit: "What lie that you told had the biggest impact on someone’s else life?"
1.) From BokenUnbroken:
Twelve years ago, I was talking to a girl at a bar. It became quickly clear that she bored the hell out of me. I happened to see an acquaintance out of the corner of my eye. I called him over and introduced him to “my really interesting new friend.” Five years later they married. They remain happily married to this day.