When does a lie become a lie?
Is a lie only when someone deliberately says the words? Or does it include those times when someone knows that another person has a mistaken impression of circumstances, but that someone doesn't correct the mistaken impression? Does it include people who try to appear more prosperous than they are? Does it include hiding something important from another person? Does it include deceptive body language, such as flirting with someone that isn't really attractive to you? What are the dimensions of a lie?
I define a lie as something that is said in the knowledge that it is not true wether it be a complete fabrication or a slight exaggeration.
A lie is a "deception" whether it be lying directly or by omission. An honest person strives to make sure there is no "misunderstanding".
A lie is when there is deception involved, as dashingScorpio said. That includes withholding knowledge or allowing knowledge you know to be false to be propagated. That's usually referred to as "lying by omission" because you are not verbally lying, In the other cases you mentioned, such as trying to appear more prosperous, I think everyone tries to make themselves look better as part of human nature and ego, but it could also be classified as "false advertising" though I'm not sure I would personally consider it lying. If you are flirting with someone who you have no interest in, or you are not available due to another relationship, I would classify it as both lying and false advertising, as well as just mean. I'm not sure anyone needs a specific definition of a lie, because it is different for everyone and furthermore, most people know when they are lying, and do so with intent, and finally lots of people know or will find out that they have been lied to, which defeats the purpose of the lie in the first place and only adds more drama to our lives.
A lie is always a lie. lets avoid it as far as possible
lets be truthful to self and others as well for good to all
by williearl 2 years ago
How do you trust your wife after she lies over and over and blames you for why she constantly lies
by Flowering Heart 3 years ago
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by Charlu 5 years ago
Do you know someone that lies consistently and do you confront them or let it go?Some people lie to make themselves look better and I think some just do it out of habit. If someone lies to you on a regular basis do you confront them or are you afraid they'll get defensive and let it go?
by A James Di Rodi 7 years ago
Is it possible to lie without saying a word?
by Lizam1 4 years ago
When faced with a bold faced lie - do you call the liar out or pretend to believe them?Just curious about how we all handle liars and lying differently.
by ii3rittles 5 years ago
How many times do you lie?We all lie everyday, whether it is to ourselves, our kids, our family, our friends, or complete strangers. Most people don't realize they lie as much as they do. How many times do you think you tell a lie on any given day?
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