Do you think it is ever alright to lie to someone you care about?
I think that you should always be as truthful as possible, but sometimes there will be a time to tell a small lie
I think a lot of people might say: "No, absolutely not!" Whereas others might call in the 'white lie' defence (she asks you whether she looks good in some clothes, you say "yes" even though you don't really like the outfit, but she does, so you don't want to hurt her).
Personally I think it's a little tricky. A little evil for a greater good? Well, that can always go pear shaped, but absolute honesty can be just as treacherous. Some answers, even if they're watered down versions of the truth, can still hurt.
To be honest, I hate to say it, but it's probably one of those grey area answers, where there isn't a definitive "absolutely always yes", and "absolutely always no".
I don't think you should ever lie to your parents. Lie to your children, maybe.
If your wife asks you if she looks fat in that dress... LIE... tell her she looks great!
If you are throwing a surprise party for your man and he asks you what you are doing... LIE... make something up or the jig is up!
If your 5 year old comes home crying from school and says the big kids told him/her that Santa isn't real.... LIE... tell your child those other kids are wrong & Santa is real!
Yes, there are occasions when it is acceptable to lie to people you care about. But for the most part.... you should be telling the truth & being honest
I agree with you Mom Cat. There are some "white" lies that make other people's lives a bit happier. Of course we shouldn't cross the line and start lying all the time. Honesty is a great virtue and apreciated among people we want to have in our lives
If a lie that does not hurt or harm anyone but for the goodness then it should be okay. Otherwise never lie as the consequence may be terrible.
a lot of grey areas in this question. People have suggested telling your wife she looks great in an outfit that makes her look fat. I would have to disagree on this - although it would be all in the delivery. Don't just say yes you look huge - as that is truth, but it's hurtful. I think it's also harmful however to allow someone to walk around in something that potentially makes them look bad and not tactfully letting them know you find other outfits more appealing. I know I would want my husband to be honest but he's guilty of the same lies at times .
Any lie that hurts someone I say is a no-no. Lying to cover one's own tush is also a no-no, be accountable it sets a good example for the kids. .
Not really, no. If you care about them, you should want them to know the truth.
by Flowering Heart 6 years ago
Why do people disguise who they reaaly are, why do people lie, is it possible to be 100% honest?Lying does it exist because of that fear of rejection takes over our very being, is it because we do not trust anyone truly. In life would things be turned upside down if you would simply never make...
by jaydawg808 5 years ago
Is it better to lie than to hurt someone's feelings for being honest?
by Angela Michelle Schultz 2 years ago
My daughter is going through a phase where she is lying a lot. It's not about big stuff, and she's pretty honest about if she does wrong things. But she will lie to try to get her way. I am trying to figure out how to get over this hump.
by Margaret Ann Tyler Johnson 9 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 chucky1291 8 years ago
Question for Guys: you care about her looks or brains? Be Honest.or do you care about personality?
by rikabothra 4 years 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?
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