when is something a little white lie, and when is it a big whopper?

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  1. Beamboh profile image60
    Beambohposted 8 years ago

    when is something a little white lie, and when is it a big

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    rodrigo3mcintyreposted 8 years ago

    i dont kow what are you talking about ...but it is a good question
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  3. tjhooper profile image74
    tjhooperposted 8 years ago

    in my opinion, this is subjective to the persons idea of what that would be. I can tell you what I think is considered little and big.

    when you lie for the good of the other person and not yourself, you are exhibiting a mixed motive. You have good intentions with bad execution. Especially if the lie can initially hurt someone at first.

    parents tell little white lies to their kids all the time, most times so the kids will stop bugging them about something.

    little lie: girl, "did you put the laundry in yet?" guy, "yeah I just did it" (he didn't do it, but is going to within those few minutes of talking to the girl)

    big lie: court lawyer, "did you murder this person?" guy, "no"

    obviously that is a huge extreme, but nonetheless it kind of gets my point across. Any lie that you tell that could potentially harm you, ruin your reputation, or destroy your life, is a big lie.

  4. Beamboh profile image60
    Beambohposted 8 years ago

    if what comes out of your mouth is 100percent to save someone else’s feelings or ego—if it truly is only for them and involves something minor—the lie might be excusable

  5. RachaelLefler profile image94
    RachaelLeflerposted 7 years ago

    I think a little white lie doesn't hurt anyone (usually said to spare someone's feelings or make them feel better), and is generally close enough to the truth that it's believable. A big whopper is crazy and out there and makes no sense whatsoever, often told to cover up when you did something bad so it's also a lie that hurts someone.


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