Would you rather be forced to tell your friend a lie or tell your parents the truth?
There are two adages that come to mind when I reflect on this question: Honesty is the best policy; and the truth will set you free. I appreciate the latter so much. Telling the truth does not always feel good; knowing the truth does not always alleviate the pain, but it does free us to make better choices based on sound information. If we lie in any regard, we are acting in ways that perpetuate harm toward others. Regardless of the outcome, I cannot lie to a friend because then I am not really a friend to that person or to myself. I also cannot lie to my parents--well, I've tried and it never went well. The main reason is, if one of the worst things we can do to another is steal, when we lie, we are robbing that person of the truth, and compromising their--and our--integrity.
I want to clear one thing friend and parent both are important but role different. We can tell all truth to our friends because they are the only person ready to accept our good and bad. Parents are having more responsibility so they can easily become worried about us. So sometimes though we are having hard times in life we won't tell that to our parents because they will worry about it lot. Everyone wants to make our parents happy but to friends we can share our hard times they will help us by supportive words or by action. Being honest is must but sometimes for our parents happiness we can hide few things because they can't bare our pain and they will take blame on themselves. Life wont be complete without parents and friends.
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 rikabothra 12 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 jaydawg808 22 months ago
Is it better to lie than to hurt someone's feelings for being honest?
by primardie 7 years ago
Is there a physical way that one can tell when a person is not telling the truth?
by Greg Johnson 5 years ago
Is it ever right to tell a lie?
by brittvan22 5 years ago
If you uncovered the truth behind a lie, would you tell the truth?Ok. let's say that you were going through some old papers in the attic and found that a possible grudge one sibiling had for another was based on a lie. The truth would clear the name of a sibiling that is deceased and perceived to...
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