Is there every any justification for telling a little white lie?
There's ALWAYS justification... nobody ever does anything without it. The question is whether or not the person being lied to will value that justification and deem it valid...
I also agree with ryancarter. White lies can be justified, but a lot depend on the chemistry between the one who tells the lie and the one lied to - how that person will react once the truth comes out and whether the lie will be considered 'white'.
Simply put, no. I would rather be hurt by the truth than hurt by a lie whether it's "little" or not. If a person is willing to lie to you about something small, that means they would be more than willing to lie about something important.
Different circumstances would make it acceptable. If a friend tries a dress on in the shop and asks her does she look good in it - be honest.
If she is wearing a not so good dress on a night out say its fine. You cant change anything by saying no and you would just spoil her night.
by rikabothra 15 months ago
Hi everyone,Here's a thought...We have been taught to speak the truth, but it is right to do so in the cost of hurting/harming someone? Especially if that someone is a person we care for? It is one of the biggest dilemmas, what do you think?
by Margaret Ann Tyler Johnson 6 years ago
Why do parents get upset that their child/children have lied to them? Why was it okay for them to lie on their behalf? Do you as a parent firmly believe it's a difference between a little white lie, a good lie, or a partial lie?
by sushant143 5 years ago
Why we afraid to tell the truth ??
by A James Di Rodi 7 years ago
Is it possible to lie without saying a word?
by primardie 7 years ago
Is there a physical way that one can tell when a person is not telling the truth?
by reymund 8 years ago
Telling a lie is a great sin. But in my own perspective, it is apparently good when someone has to. Perhaps of some reasons. It can be a way to displace oneself from rejection, scorn, or maybe to protect himself from impartial judgement.
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