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Telling a Lie-Good or Not?
It is a question whether lies are considered good or not. In most situations, telling a lie seems to be one of the dominant factors why strong relationship among people breaks down. It is when love and trust fade until everyone who is involved emanates a feeling of hatred in the heart. Might as well, telling a lie would mean rejection, maltreatment or misjudgement.
Telling a lie is a sin. But, the question is, is it a perfect ground to judge someone else or put him on shame?
I have considered some situations where telling a lie is involved.Trying to weigh and balance, I have concluded that telling a lie is definitely bad when someone has a hidden agenda or negative purpose.
For example, a person who denies himself from stealing something and pinpoints another to let others believe that he is not the culprit but somebody else. In a situation where a person lies to displace himself from investigation and verdict or punishment, or lies to save someone from such, is not good.
Someone would also lie to get rid of being scorned or belittled. Someone lies to hide something from within. For example, a person pretends to be self sufficient or rich maybe to maintain a good relationship with friends or to displace himself from rejection or disdain.
On the other hand, though most of lies are perceived as bad, they are also considered good. Perhaps, someone would lie to protect himself from death, threats or from other dangerous elements. For example, a person who is haunted by the killers would of course, not tell where he dwells to escape from death.
The last example perhaps, is a concrete explanation why sometimes a person has to lie. But in most situations where a lie is involved, would you agree that it is good?
All of us lie sometimes.But, if we are trying to maintain a good relationship with the people around us, we ought to tell the truth. Every word counts and every true word that comes out is an important thing to avoid misunderstanding and maintain the love and trust of somebody else. No harm in telling the truth. No amount of scorn, or misjudgement to bother us as long as we believe that telling the truth would benefit us and the people around.