Why are lies more appealing than the truth?

Why are lies more appealing than the truth? It would seem that so many people are gullible and fall for myths over reality. I suspect that’s why there is such faith in religion not just when it is obviously devoid of facts but even when up against facts that outright debunk the myths people will not let the lies go and instead often hold myths as true with even greater belief. In stead of just becoming outraged we must ponder what in the world is going on? I use to look down on them as morons willfully running headlong into superstition and illusion as if it were their addiction. But that extreme intentionality or completely denialist choice conclusion is somewhat leaving me a bit and I am starting to see it as truly sad and cognitively foolish which could be somewhat nature not only nurture. It seems some people have an innate insecurity or are somewhat incapable of reality and thus feel a need to seek out myths to buy into. Therefore, some people may contain a hyper maladaptive tendency to desire myth as a way of thinking or myth as a way of life. It could be a comfort with reality weakness motivating one to choose to live according to myth and about increase the inability to reach reality that is completely devoid of any myths. Such non-critical thinking would thus feel thinking along mythical lines is a very good way of thinking, if not the best. This would seem to be the case with those prone to not just myths but denialism, superstition, supernaturalism, religion and extreme conspiracy theories. Theists like...