This passage relates to me in my everyday life. There is never a good reason to lie. When you tell one lie you end up telling more to cover up that lie. I deal with situations like this a lot at work. I will put parts on hold to be sorted for a defect and the supervisor is left to sort or have the parts sorted. I have had the supervisor tell me they sorted the parts but I don’t believe they did. Instead of creating a scene I go by their word that they sorted the parts. Production and quality are almost never on the same side though. To handle the truth you have to put your opinion aside. Sometimes you can be wrong and you are arguing an empty truth. You have to understand what is the truth and what is your thought or opinion.