“ You don't believe things because they make your life better, you believe them because they're true. ”
There is only one sin. and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth.
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.