"A sin takes on a new and real terror when there seems a chance that it is going to be found out."
Almost all elementary school children can be manuevered in such a way as to reveal the truth. Sometimes they can even be painfully truthful.
As we age, human nature subdues and eventually conquers its calling to rise above itself. We adopt lying, deception, and an unwillingness to admit guilt that matches the depth of oceans. We are chained to the deception that image is better than reality, shackled by our fear of punishment, and imprisoned by the desire to never be a victim of justice.