Lie and Man Deciphers Truth
But then, if truth is determined individually, what is the difference between a lie and the truth? My own example of lying would be if I said I was born in Russia, when in my own reality, or what is true in my own head, I know was born in Connecticut and purposely contradict myself. Based upon Nietzsche's essay, lying is when you are purposely going against your own personal truths, or what you believe to be true.
"The liar is a person who uses the valid designations, the words, inorder to make something which is unreal appear to be real. He says, for example, I am rich', when the proper designation for his condistion would be poor'. He misuses fixed conventions by means of arbitary substitutions or even reversals of names. If he does this in a selfish and moreover harmful manner, society will cease to trust him and thereby exclude him."