Considering myself a "new" to this culture, recently has been brought to my attention " do not believe all, everybody lies, everybody..."(The rest you know.) Can you help me here, please. In essence, can you trust someone who once lied (to you )?!
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Dana, forgiveness is easy part, forgetting is something which remains deep in memory and seemingly never leaves. (Why should "I" or how can "i" believe this time?) - crosses my mind if dealing with habitual liar.
Lying is wrong period , but we also have to face what type of lies because , there is a lie
out of fear of hurting another , or a lie to save face, or a lie just to manipulate another out of selfishness.
Some people call holding back info lying.
He is asking if someone lied to you. Can you think of a reason you would want someone to lie to you? Even if you ask how do I look you want the truth ...don't you?
Jackie, what bothers me the most, not if " they will again"- they might or they won't, but how do I know that " this time" is not lie what " they" say even if it is a genuine truth. As you said "would be hard to.'
Korneliya something as your phrase "compulsory liars'' has initiated this question "Pragmatic or necessary" since in present era in social-political life rules "compulsory habit" presenting what isn't true.
Rich,thanks for smile, "some intentional, some by omission," as if lying is OK if harmless. This " normal" idea after forgiving is strange to me, we do not forget easily a harm done being " misled" though relationship/ business/ acquaintances go on