Okay look. If you lie to someone – you exploit their vulnerability. The aspect our bullying society forgets: we’re all vulnerable adults. Vulnerability is all about degrees. Some people have a higher tolerance for your pain.
So listen up: you don’t get to decide which commandments are your easiest. Probity has no degrees. You’re either honest & decent or you’re not.
Liars exploit others dignity, vulnerability, and generosity.
Predators exploit emotionally, sexually, or financially.
Predators exploit; liars exploit. Pure & simple.
Fucking someone’s sense of trust for your own gain is prostitution.