The bigger the lie, the further one is taken away from the truth. In the podcast episode, “My Undesirable Talents” by This American Life, two men perpetuate lies about their identity in attempts to feel accepted by society. They are eventually consumed by the false reality created in their heads. The end reveals a metaphorical maze-like structure made of a series of dead-ended stairways, all birthed in the head. The stairways are not only a metaphor for repetition, but reinforce the fact that whatever goes up must come down.