Everybody lies. Yes, you lie, too. We lie about what we’re doing, feeling, not doing, and not feeling. We lie to others and we lie to ourselves. That’s perfectly okay. As thinking, reasoning adults, we can gauge the relative social importance of one lie to another. When you don’t want to tell a co-worker that you’ve got a massive headache, you answer, “Fine,” to his, “How you doin’?” in the hall. However, when your wife asks you how your day went and you give her the same “Fine,” even though you were just fired for writing company checks to pay for your mistress’s Invisalign treatments, that’s extremely bad. We all know this, but I had to set the table so we could eat.
Part of being comfortable in your own skin is establishing comfort with your own experiences, no matter how prosaic. Save the resume enhancement for a job interview.