The ruling elite is good at lying.

Every ten-year-old schoolboy knows that. 

Actors must be good at it too. Plenty of it is done on TV and in the movies.

Our familiar characters in procedural series – cops, doctors, lawyers – lie non-stop, twisting the truth, covering up, or threatening with blatant false evidence. 

Journalists have turned lying into a profession.

Lying to your partner about having an affair, spreading gossip, or even lying about lying is the movies. 

Some things you’ll be asked to do will be difficult to learn. You might not be a natural liar.

To get work you must learn them, even if it goes against the grain.