Experience tells me though that he is correct. Speaking the truth often holds me back. Things I deserve/d, things I require/d, things I earn/ed - most never come my way easily, if at all. I have to fight tooth and nail for every single scrap, every little inch. Every day is a struggle. I can see though, how lying might make my way a little smoother, a little easier.
It comes so easily to many people. I've watched them lie. I know they lie because they've let me in on some of their schemes - let me in on the knowledge - in on the lies. But apparently, their lessons were unsuccessful. I can't think of the lies quick enough. And before I know it the truth comes tumbling out. My words give it away. My face gives it away. My eyes cannot lie.
Needless to say, I don't play poker.