Why do people lie?

Hedy Rose By Hedy Rose , 1st Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Do you anyone who lies? Do you know anyone who doesn't lie? Is it human nature to
tell a little white lie once in a while?

Does everyone tell lies?

Everyday a situation may arise that may cause you to lie just a little. Sometimes it is to
protect yourself or maybe you need to keep the exact truth from someone you love to
protect them. If someone lies to you and you find out, it can make you feel sad, or mad
or even devestated. Yet, people still lie. Did you lie to the one you love recently?
Did you lie about where you were? Did you lie about who you were with?

When is it okay to lie?

Sometimes we lie to our parents, or our children. We might want to protect our parents
so they won't worry, so we tell a white lie to make them feel better.
There are things we may not want our children to know, so we tell a little lie to ease their mind.
We sometimes find ourselves lying to friends so we can help our self esteem, or you
may have to resolve a problem by lying and it makes you feel better.
So, whatever reason we lie, we might want to think before we say it and how it may hurt those we love.

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Fibbing, Lying, Protect, Untruth

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author avatar Hedy Rose
Hedy loves books! She and her family sell books and records on different internet sites. She loves cooking and reading books about food and food authors. Her favorite actor is Alan Rickman.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Nov 2011 (#)

There is a lot of area between truth and a lie. lies are of various degrees. White lies which are made for expediency cause little or no harm. Some lies can cause serious damage in many ways. Your short essay has oversimplified things.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Nov 2011 (#)

There is a lot of area between truth and a lie. lies are of various degrees. White lies which are made for expediency cause little or no harm. Some lies can cause serious damage in many ways. Your short essay has oversimplified things.

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author avatar Buzz
6th Nov 2011 (#)

Well said, Hedy Rose. Nice of you to share your thoughts.

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author avatar geetbhim123
6th Nov 2011 (#)

To my point of view there is nothing wrong in lying if something or someone is getting benefit out of saying lie.

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author avatar Pat Anthony
8th Nov 2011 (#)

Lies: Suze Orman and others who advise on financing say everytime we use a credit card we tell a lie! Ouch...Mostly I think we lie to ourselves.

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author avatar Hedy Rose
8th Nov 2011 (#)

That's so true, Pat. Thanks for your comment :)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
10th Nov 2011 (#)

Keep your conscience clean and pure
And never leave your heart unsure.
You'll look right into the eyes
Of the one you'll not tell any lies.

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author avatar Retired
11th Nov 2011 (#)

a very intersting take on lies.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

I think we all have had those one lies that we do at times. Like, when a friend ask you if they look great in the outfit that you just know they love and well if you don't like it, why squash them by saying 'No it sucks.". Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Shaunak
12th Dec 2011 (#)

Nice Perspective

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author avatar Tranquilpen
9th Feb 2012 (#)

Is a presentation of facts perhaps slightly out of context still a lie? Perhaps we shall never now the real answer to that question, however, if malice and despair is avoided, is that not good? Great article thank you for sharing:-))

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Nov 2014 (#)

Avoiding telling the truth - is it a lie? then maybe I am also guilty! siva

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