Are people honest and truthful anymore or do we all tell the odd little lie?

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  1. sangre profile image93
    sangreposted 5 years ago

    Are people honest and truthful anymore or do we all tell the odd little lie?

  2. Dressage Husband profile image73
    Dressage Husbandposted 5 years ago

    Personally yes, it is too hard to remember who you lied to, so it just gets you into trouble. However sometimes a little fib is in order if you do not want to hurt a persons feelings. So I guess a little bit of stretching the truth is probably OK or even desirable.

    1. sangre profile image93
      sangreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dressage Husband, I agree that sometimes you have to stretch the truth a bit. smile

  3. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    "Put your best foot forward", "Dress to impress", "You never get a second chance to make a first impression" are ingrained on the minds of many of us.
    When someone is attracted to you or wants to be a part of something they're likely to say or do whatever they believe it takes to win you over.
    It's wise to get to know people overtime rather than accept them at "face value".  Odds are you haven't met their "authentic selves"
    It's human nature to try and figure out what needs to be said or done in order to have the things you want. We see this in everything from job interviews to first dates!
    It's only after they have gotten "the job" or there has been an "emotional investment" that they start to relax and reveal their "authentic selves".  Rarely is it pretty! smile

    1. sangre profile image93
      sangreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      hi dashingscorpio, very true and also something I think we all are guilty of doing.

  4. Diana Lee profile image81
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    No one wants to hurt the cooks feelings by telling them how bad their food taste. Other than hurting the ones we care about with a little fib now and then people are for the most part honest. However I personally know some people who make a game out of telling lies. They pass it off as joking, only it's not funny.

    1. sangre profile image93
      sangreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile Hi Diana Lee, that is very true. Imagine how hurt they would feel if they really knew. I don't like those type of people as I think the person who is on the receiving end suffers.

  5. tsmog profile image77
    tsmogposted 5 years ago

    I am not sure any more. I agree with the answers so far. I pondered is there such a thing as "Honest lying"? From experience I have learned many will not accept answers like 'I dun'no', 'Let me think about it', or 'I am not sure yet'. Many feel that in and of itself is a lie and will have a retort or storm off saying something like "You do too know". Maybe after years of experiencing that the fib becomes the social means of/for acceptance. The goal seems at times to be maintaining or lifting self esteem of the another.

    1. sangre profile image93
      sangreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      hi tsmog, I've witnessed that too. Some people are just like to remain neutral.

    2. tsmog profile image77
      tsmogposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes sangre . . . especially when it is more like choosing sides. Even though you may have an opinion, but maybe you do not have truthful answer. You simply do not know . . . so tend to answer with I dun'no  . . . at least right now.


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