I used to repeatedly tell lies that made NO sense whatsoever.
Partly because I did not know who I was as a person, how I should behave and what should I say.
Partly, because I wanted to impress people.
Example: What did your mum cook today?
Oh, just braised beef in red wine with shallots,carrots and with roast potatoes ( a complete lie!)
WHEREAS, my mum cooked some vegetable stew ONLY.