What would the world be like if people did not lie?
We all lie - every single one of us. Typically our reasons are noble - we don't want to hurt another person so we tell a white lie and say "what a lovely dress" etc or we say "fine" in response to "how are you?" even when we don't feel "fine" at all. Imagine a world where no one could lie - would it be a better place? or far far worse? and why?
That is a good question. You are right everyone does lie to an extent and the reasons to spare another person's feelings. I was always taught not to say something if I couldn't say something nice about a person. I don't believe in lying but I also don't like hurting another person. So, I think a little white lie is ok. It's when people lie about the big things that is worse I think.
It would be very wonderful but at the same time there would be alot of problems and hardships because of the honesty
Frankly, it will be many reaction. People will always tell the truth, but its depend on the truth, perhaps we will help some people but perhaps we will lost some people too because our honestly. People said the truth is a bitter than the lies beneath.
This question reminds me of the film "The invention of lying". I recommend it, it is quite funny and depicts a world where people are incapable of lying.
This is an interesting concept. I do believe that everyone would be much more accepting and understanding because many dark secrets would come out. Because these deep, dark secrets are possessed by virtually everyone, they wouldn't be viewed as extreme. On top of that, people might adapt to criticism, considering they would get it constantly. This would make for harder feelings and do away with the need for a white lie. On the other hand, people with evil intentions couldn't get away with anything, and politicians would all be pure! Many religions wouldn't have been formulated (considering only one CAN be completely true,) also doing away with a lot of religious turmoil. The world would probably become a better place.
Have you ever seen the movie "The Invention of Lying"? It's very funny, and shows a great example of a world without lies
If we lived in a culture which did not tolerate lies, we would become accustomed to both the health and the harshness of honesty, and we would learn how to deal with the consequences (positive and negative) and move on. We wouldn't know deceit, flattery and the like and we wouldn't be any worse off. Just an opinion.
boring with very little challenge. there is a movie called" the invention of lying" or something like that and it's quite funny. i'd hate to live in a perfect world with no lying, not violence etc.
We would all probably walk around naked and barefoot so as not to hide or accentuate certain parts of our bodies. I think even the book of Genesis accepts this notion given its narrative concerning Eden.
It would be a very boring world indeed. Just like nightwork said, I don't think I would be able to live in a perfect world. And, without lying, who would I be able to challenge on a daily basis? I think a little white lie is OK from time to time, as long as you don't make it a habit. And yea, saw that movie "The invention of lying". Very funny movie indeed!
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