I've heard it said, Satan is the father of all lies.
I was like, lies? What about the other bad sins?
Now I know. People don't sin or screw up or even miss out on fortunes unless they have been duped into thinking it's okay.
Once duped and in a rut, they generally try to pull others in for company and validation, often succeeding in making people in a better situation feel ashamed. Ashamed for being right, free and clear. How do the downcast make the fortunate feel apologetic? By telling a lie.