If you look at lying more closely, you can categorize them into three types: black lies (selfish ones), white lies (motivated by empathy) and blue lies (the Trump kind), which are lies that bond a group together.
And if you examine yourself carefully, you’ll probably find that you believed a few blue lies yourself.
They’re a very particular form of deception that can build solidarity within groups
Jeremy Adam Smith | March 24, 2017 | Scientific American
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