In his new book Lying, philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris explains how all lies — regardless of size or scale — are damaging. “When you’re lying, you’re constantly playing this game where you’re having to keep track of what you said, and it’s the antithesis of integrity and openness and authenticity,” Harris told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson. “When you’re pretending to be someone you’re not, you’re paying a price, even if it’s not obvious to you. When you give yourself the out of lying, you deny yourself the kinds of collisions with reality that are necessary to improve your life,” Harris said. “A commitment to honesty is a kind of mirror that you hold up to yourself, where you can discover who you are in relationship to others, and in relationship to your moment-to-moment experience.” You can listen to Sam’s entire conversation with Jeremy Hobson above, and you can pick up your own copy of his book Lying by visiting SamHarris.org. For all FEELguide stories related to Sam Harris be sure to visit Sam Harris on FEELguide.