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The Problem With Liars

Updated on March 28, 2010

There are many reasons why people lie. Some lies are harmless and others can cause unrepairable harm. What kind of lies are okay, and what kind of lies are not? Many people are torn between what is an appropriate lie or a harmful lie? How many people have been hurt by someone telling a lie? How many people have had their reputations slammed over lies and what can we do to make sure we are not hurting others with lies? People have even gone to jail because of people who lie and now they are sitting in prison cells right now rotting in a cesspool even though they are innocent.

What is a lie that is okay? There are many reasons why some lies are okay. For example telling someone that they look beautiful even though they are having a bad day and look like a wreck. Your wife may be pregnant and she is extra large, telling her that she looks skinny and hot are very nice white lies. Telling a white lie to make someone feel good or better about themselves are a good lies in my book. Some people say that no lie is a good lie and that is true to an extent, but I think that telling a lie as long as it does not hurt someone is better than being rude or making someone feel bad.

There are many, many people today who tell lies to make another person look or feel bad. People start rumors and tell lies for fun just to see someone they dislike suffer, or they just get enjoyment out of hurting others. People who tell these kind of lies should should be ashamed of themselves. I have seen people, with my own eyes, tell these kinds of lies and I see how much enjoyment they get out of ruining someones reputation or self-esteem.

The most dangerous people out there, are people who lie to get their fellow mankind in trouble. There are many people out there who enjoy and seek out people to get in trouble just for their mere twisted pleasures. People who do this sometimes get other people in big trouble; even jail time. How would you like to be rotting in a jail cell for a crime you did not commit? You may be saying to yourself that you need evidence to convict someone of a crime, this is not always the case. You can be charged with a crime, with the threat of years in jail. Scared people make bad decisions and take a plea bargain for a short jail sentence or probation just to get it over with the nightmare they were subjected to.

There are many people who lie for different reasons and some reasons may be okay and other lies can ruin lives. I hope that before you tell a lie, that is going to hurt someone, you think twice and think about if it is going to affect that person in a negative way.


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    • susanlang profile image


      8 years ago

      This was a very good read, thanks.

    • Silver Poet profile image

      Silver Poet 

      8 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      Good hub. I agreed with the part about how saying something nice takes priority over saying something that might be rude. Besides, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and some people are able to see that there's more to a person than that which meets the eye.

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      8 years ago

      I have based some pretty serious decisions based on the fact that I believed that what the person told me was the truth. Lies are life and time destroyers. Good article.


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