How many times do you lie?

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  1. ii3rittles profile image80
    ii3rittlesposted 10 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?

  2. ketage profile image83
    ketageposted 10 years ago

    On most days not at all, which gets me into more trouble then actually lying sad
    People who do not know me tend to think I am rude, because if you ask me an opinion/question, I will either tell the truth or tell them I prefer not to say.

    On lying to myself, hmmm, I must be very good at self deception, offhand i can't think of any lies I made to myself. Probably too numerous to count, lol
    oh wait, yes there are a few I tell myself all the time, I will quit smoking tomorrow.
    I will cut the grass today after lunch, darn it you caught me. I do lie to myself all the time yikes

  3. DDE profile image45
    DDEposted 10 years ago

    I don't tell lies unless it is about something I don't know how to handle or how to talk about then maybe I will try get out of it with  lie.

  4. Deepak Chaturvedi profile image63
    Deepak Chaturvediposted 10 years ago

    For me, it is very difficult to speak a lie.Often I try my best but get fail cause all words which together make a long lie statement stuck in my throat.By force of habit I am not a liear it not a matter of choice for me, rather say its a habit to speak the truth.

    1. lupine profile image69
      lupineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, I agree with you.

  5. PaoloJpm profile image81
    PaoloJpmposted 10 years ago

    When I was younger, I always lie at things to cover up some mistake that I had committed. But, today, as I become more mature, I try my best to avoid lying and though I commit a mistake again, I will tell truth for the sake of a clear conscience.

    1. lupine profile image69
      lupineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It is much easier to live with the truth. Admitting to your mistakes may be difficult, but you get over it. Glad you realized this!

  6. cebutouristspot profile image76
    cebutouristspotposted 10 years ago

    I try not to lie but its hard not to tell white lie to get my sons in line.  sad

  7. livewirez profile image73
    livewirezposted 10 years ago

    I do lie but mostly are all white lie, things that are even beneficial in the long term or so that no one can get hurt.

  8. coleikerd profile image80
    coleikerdposted 10 years ago

    I found this question impossible to answer. So, naturally, I jumped on a soapbox and went on a jolly jaunt! How often do I lie? I guess the simple answer is; "every day." And I'm glad I do. Here's my long winded why. read more

    1. IDONO profile image60
      IDONOposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Was the answer impossible or simple? One's a lie. Did you step up on a soapbox or jump down on a soapbox? Do you have a soapbox? Did you ride your soapbox on your jaunt like a skateboard?

    2. coleikerd profile image80
      coleikerdposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Madness leaves us open for many perspectives. Perhaps both are true. My soapbox was all in my mind. I suppose I jumped upon it and it became my vehicle for travelling the streets of crazy town.

  9. R Dorian Grey profile image68
    R Dorian Greyposted 10 years ago

    I know I lie a lot because I have a profession that is surrounded by a lot of secretive moves: I just cannot always be clear about what I am doing. Best case I'm evasive, but mostly I have to lie. I also lie to my girlfriends because they always want me to become a 'fixture' and heaven knows I'm not up to that anymore. (life's experience and all that.) Problem with lying is that it may become a second nature. I worry about that once and a while. Like most guys I want to be straight and honest. Sometimes I just say that I cannot answer a question unless they want to hear a lie. That helps.

  10. Tashaonthetown profile image83
    Tashaonthetownposted 10 years ago

    I dont lie EVER! I believe that honesty is the best policy and even when there is a time to tell a little white lie I tell the truth and find that people are taken aback by my honesty and give me leniency.
    It does sometimes backfire on me because being completely honest can sometimes hurt.

    1. ii3rittles profile image80
      ii3rittlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I try my best not to lie but I believe everyone does lie, even if its not to others, they lie to themselves. 99% of the time I am aware I just did and feel awful or I catch myself before I do it in the first place.

  11. Kasman profile image81
    Kasmanposted 10 years ago

    I'm not going to answer because I would be lying smile. J/K. I say that lying used to be my second language years ago. But after Jesus Christ came into my life and spiritually whooped me, the lying is 99.9 percent nil! Truth be told, I have told one or two since then that I had to own up to because of my convictions! Whooooo, that sucks to even admit that.

  12. lupine profile image69
    lupineposted 10 years ago

    I rarely "lie", and if I do, it is of an unimportant nature...nothing that would hurt anyone. I don't like it done to me, so I don't do it. The word LIE brings negativity in people, so I prefer not to use it. If you ask me how many "truths" I say in a day...I would say, all day. Now, that's what gets me in trouble sometimes, because some don't want to hear the truth. I have learned when to just say nothing at all.

  13. Lor's Stories profile image61
    Lor's Storiesposted 10 years ago

    I'm a bad lier
    I'm very transparent.
    I've told white lies to get out of bad situations .
    But nope I really don't lie.

  14. IDONO profile image60
    IDONOposted 10 years ago

    Sorry Coleikerd. I was just using your answer to make a point. Your hub is fine.
         My answer is: More than we think.   We tell lies when we don't even mean to. We certainly tell many and don't even know it. Exaggerations are lies. Keeping our mouths shut in cases can be a lie. Justifications and rationalizations can be lies. We lie to be polite.
         Lying is never right, but sometimes it is appropriate. 
         I guess everyone's answer would be different depending on their definition of a lie?
         Honesty is usually the best policy. I say  usually because if you are brutally honest for the purpose of clearing your own conscience, and someone is injured by that, it is wrong. It is selfish. Sometimes the " what they don't know won't hurt them" attitude, is the right thing to do.

    1. coleikerd profile image80
      coleikerdposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome to tease me all you like. Point or not. It was a delightful comment.

      I also like your answer to this. These points are all ones I had in mind, though I didn't voice them clearly in my own answer.

    2. IDONO profile image60
      IDONOposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for taking a bad shot so gracefully. Will follow.

  15. Ciel Clark profile image74
    Ciel Clarkposted 10 years ago

    I don't usually (I think) lie if asked a direct question, except if it has to do with sleep.  I often lie and say I have slept when I really haven't.  I don't say I have not slept when I have.  (Trying to think if that has ever been a lie, but no -- as far as I can remember all of the above is true).

  16. Einestine07 profile image65
    Einestine07posted 10 years ago

    Never(it may be a lie, I am not sure!!!)

  17. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 10 years ago

    Good and very interesting question smile, but I am not going to participate in it because this is my personal matter, which is only shared with GOD.

  18. profile image48
    grandpastoreposted 10 years ago

    This question make us think, to count the lies we say per day, but sure may not able tell, if a definite number we says then that was the biggest lie, its depends upon the situation.


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