18 Lies that Even Smart People Believe

Lies are around us daily, and we often fail to see them. It is time to wake up and start calling out these untruths. An internet survey recently asked, “What lie do people need to stop believing? Here are top 18 answers:

Your Call Is Important to Us. Please Stay on The Line

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“One of the obvious lies in phone conversations.”

“No one believes this, though.”

We Value You as An Employee

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“They may value you as an employee, but do they value you as a human?”

Number 14 Will Shock You

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“Gets me every time. When will I learn?”

“I used to click on those just to comment what “#14″ actually was.”

Getting a Raise that Puts You Into the Next Tax Bracket Does Not Mean All Your Income Is Taxed at The Higher Rate

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“Only the small piece over the threshold is taxed at that rate.”

“My MIL doesn’t want a pay raise because of this, even though she accepts she only gets taxed higher on the excess amount. Despite having more in her pocket, she doesn’t want to pay more tax.”

The Whole Belief Is that Small Animals Like Reptiles, Fish, and Rodents Have No Intelligence and Function on Instincts Alone

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“This belief is very harmful in the pet trade due to misinformation, including the idea that they don’t benefit from any enrichment/stimuli and do best in a tiny empty box given the bare minimum or borderline neglectful care. These animals are far smarter than people realize. They can recognize faces, be trained, be capable of problem-solving, and more.”

Tear Here to Open

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“I love kitchen scissors.”

“I’ve only properly opened a bag of charcoal with those little magically woven strings 1/124 times.”

Everyone Gets a Happy Ending

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“Also, that life isn’t fair. No amount of being nice, being good/humane, following the rules, etc., will guarantee that life will repay you in kind.”

We Use only 10% of Our Brain

That Humans Only Use 10% Of Their Brain
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“Like we only use 33% of each traffic light.”

It is valid for a lot of people.

You No Longer Get Zits when You Get Older

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“My face at any given time is cleaner than yours has ever been, my sheets don’t stay on the bed more than a few days, and my pillow daily, and I’m not a kid anymore. I eat nearly no sugar and never touch my face outside the shower, and I still get acne.”

“My skin has gotten so much worse as I’ve gotten older. I’m 36 and have breakouts like I’m a teenager. I never had breakouts when I was younger, and I guess my skin thinks we’re going through puberty.”

Mama Birds Won’t Take Their Babies Back After Humans Touch Them

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“Well, actually, if it falls out of the nest, yes, put it back. But, if mama bird pushed them out of the nest, they have decided they are done parenting that particular chick for whatever reason and will push it back out again.”

MLMs Are a Good Source of Income

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“Or that MLMs are a source of income at all.”

“They’re good if you’re at the very top (owner or executive), but garbage for everyone else.”

It’ll Be Easier if I Get Gas in The Morning on The Way to Work

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“The whole phenomenon of people having a common, no-brainer idea and then being shocked when other people also had it.”

“I live in Minnesota, and getting gas is my least favorite chore. On four occasions, in my 2012+ cars, I stopped to get gas in extreme sub-zero mornings, and my car wouldn’t start again.”

You Do Not Have to Wait 24 Hours to Report Someone as Missing

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“Yes. Those first hours are the most critical in the search for a missing person.”

“There’s a quite famous case in the UK (of Ricky Reel) where his mother reported him missing within 24 hours, and the police basically obstructed her efforts to find him.”

That only 1% Can Beat that 1 Mobile Game

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“To be fair, the remaining 99% stopped playing after the third level because the game was trash.”

“Mobile game ads have definitely changed over time! Used to be common to have the player in the ad crushing the game and challenging you to do better… Now 90% of the ads are someone doing something terrible to make you want to try and do it the right way.”

People Eat 8 Spiders in Their Sleep During Their Life

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“Those are rookie numbers; I eat 8 before lunchtime.”

“Wasn’t it a lie spread purposely to see how far lies spread because they’re so easily believed? Like a scientific study whose origin can be pinpointed, someone saying, this is a lie, I told it, and now it’s everywhere. Still, it’s absolutely not true at all. Spiders try to stay away from predators’ mouths.”

People Have Read the Terms and Conditions

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“The argument of “but you agreed to it in the terms and conditions!!” always bothers me for some reason. Because it’s a bad-faith argument to assume that the person has actually read and affirmatively consented to the Terms and Conditions, never mind the fact that they probably don’t have a realistic option to not do so.

Because a Popular Celebrity or Athlete Endorses a Product, that Means It’s Worth Buying

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“You’re telling me I shouldn’t pour all my money into an imaginary currency because Matt Damon said I’d be a loser if I didn’t?”

“This is why there’s gonna be a huge wave of podcasters issuing apologies here in the next year or so. They all take money from BetterHelp online therapy and do personalized ads. Like, there’s not a single podcast I listen to that runs ads that don’t have Betterhelp as a sponsor. BetterHelp is a massive scam and severely harms people looking for affordable and accessible mental health services.”

I’m Gonna Fix All My Bad Habits Tomorrow

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“Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.”

“Maybe next year I’ll start acting my age. Turn a new leaf over my wicked ways. Get a real job and start pulling my weight. Only 365 more days til I change my ways.”

MORE FROM SMART GAMING LAB – HE INSTALLED A LOCK ON HIS DAUGHTERS BEDROOM DOOR AFTER FINDING OUT WHAT HIS NIECES WERE DOING BEHIND HIS BACK, AND NOW HIS WIFE SAYS HE WENT TOO FAR

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A man recently asked for advice on whether or not he was wrong for installing a lock on his daughter’s bedroom door. His nieces living at his house were helping themselves to his daughter’s belongings without her permission.

HE INSTALLED A LOCK ON HIS DAUGHTERS BEDROOM DOOR AFTER FINDING OUT WHAT HIS NIECES WERE DOING BEHIND HIS BACK, AND NOW HIS WIFE SAYS HE WENT TOO FAR

SHE WOULDN’T STOP PETTING HIS SERVICE DOG SO HE CALLED THE POLICE AND GOT HER ARRESTED

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An autistic person training their border collie as a service dog encounters a confrontational Karen and her daughter on a train, leading to escalating tensions and the eventual involvement of the police.

SHE WOULDN’T STOP PETTING HIS SERVICE DOG SO HE CALLED THE POLICE AND GOT HER ARRESTED

A WOMAN REACHES BREAKING POINT WITH HER SISTER IN LAW WHO ALWAYS EXPECTS HER TO PAY THE BILL, SHE DECIDES ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND TEACHES HER A LESSON

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A woman’s sister-in-law expects her to pay for their meals out together and always pretends to forget her wallet. So the woman devised a cunning plan the next time they were at a restaurant.

A WOMAN REACHES BREAKING POINT WITH HER SISTER IN LAW WHO ALWAYS EXPECTS HER TO PAY THE BILL, SHE DECIDES ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND TEACHES HER A LESSON

A WOMAN GAVE FREE LIFTS TO HER COWORKER, BUT WHEN SHE NEEDED ONE THE COWORKERS BOYFRIEND BEHAVED UNREASONABLY, HER ONLY OPTION WAS TO RESPOND IN KIND

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A woman gave her coworker free lifts for over a year, and when her car was in the shop she asked her co-worker if she could get a lift with her and her boyfriend into work. She was shocked by their response.

A WOMAN GAVE FREE LIFTS TO HER COWORKER, BUT WHEN SHE NEEDED ONE THE COWORKERS BOYFRIEND BEHAVED UNREASONABLY, HER ONLY OPTION WAS TO RESPOND IN KIND

HORRIBLE TEACHER WHO ACCUSES STUDENT OF WRONGDOING FORCES HIM TO FEED A SNAKE AS PUNISHMENT, HE TURNS THE TABLES AND TEACHES HER A LESSON INSTEAD

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A woman tells the story of a hated teacher who made students do unpleasant chores. But after falsely accusing her son’s friend, he creatively seeks revenge.

HORRIBLE TEACHER WHO ACCUSES STUDENT OF WRONGDOING FORCES HIM TO FEED A SNAKE AS PUNISHMENT, HE TURNS THE TABLES AND TEACHES HER A LESSON INSTEAD

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