Oh, what a tangled web we weaveOne might think that it takes special cleverness to lie. Well, to lie and then get away with it.
When first we practise to deceive!
This post makes a great argument for the opposite effect:
Habitual dishonesty (most notable political correctness) is a form of learning; and learning strengthens some brain pathways and brain connections; while allowing other pathways and connections to wither and (perhaps eventually) perish.