In his essay, Sam Harris recognizes the downside of telling a false story as a “recoil from relationship”. But we have all done it at some point. Some of us are willing to admit it; some will say that we all do it, like I did. And yes! I have told false stories more than I can remember. And it has cost me my relationship with people I used to care about, and not only because I was the one with the story, but because I was also the one receiving it.