/// The Burden of Strategic Deception
Strategic deception is engaging in deceptive tactics only when it’s absolutely necessary for mission objectives and survival / preservation.
This isn’t about the morality of lying but, for a lack of a better word, to be good at it.
The cost of each lie produced has an unknown cost of the burden it will entail the deceiver. This burden may never be realized but it often lingers indefinitely.
The truth is strong and self supporting. A lie is fragile and needs supporting for the life of the need / purpose of the deception, and or for as long as the deceived individual lives / remembers / cares.
The truth really does set you free in this regard but there’s so much more we can do with deception, that’s why we deceive.
Deceive only when necessary but weigh the price of it and prepare to pay the cost of each lie’s burden.