It’s ok to be a phony as long as it’s authentic. As a society we have come to terms with such a sentiment. Now, we not only think about authenticity, but also falsehoods and lies. In that same vein, we are now asking that if you do lie, that you do so with sincerity. Put some effort into the lie. But not too elaborate. Overly detailed lies always come off as insincere. It’s offensive. Don’t treat a person like a dummy when you’re lying. Another tip. Believe your lie but don’t be too cocky with it.
At the end if it all, I’m not calling you a liar. Just don’t lie to me.