12 November 2012
The Hebrew Bible, the ninth of God Ten Commandments instruct that no person shall bear false witness against their neighbor. Basically you should not lie: all regions agree that lying is bad. It seems like no matter what you do wrong you eventually get caught, whether it is stealing, bullying, hurting someone, or just simple things. That is because no matter what you do wrong, somewhere down the line you have to lie. You can get away with a little lie like “yeah mom, I walked the dogs” but when it works once you just want to do it again and again. Soon after you start little lies you go on to bigger lies and lie for different and bigger reasons. Many people lie for many reasons, they can lie to get away with doing something, to get attention, or to cause harm to others. I agree with the statement “honesty is the best policy”. Nobody likes people who lie all the time and will never know whether or not they can trust them or not. I think it is always better for a person to tell the truth and not lie.
When you lie you have to remember the lie you told. If ever you forget the lie you told, there is a chance that you will forget what you said and get caught up later. You will most likely have to tell another lie to fix the first one. The more lies you tell you will have to do more remembering than ever because you will have to remember every detail, and you will find yourself in a bigger mess then before. Most liars end up lonely and friendless, because they cannot be trusted and no one wants to be around them because they hate being lied to. When lying, your reputation will be ruined because the news will spread quickly and you will be known as the person who lies for no reason. There is no way to justify lying. Telling the truth is the most responsible and easiest thing you should be able to do. Lying can have consequences that cannot be changed or removed. There is no way to sugarcoat the truth because either way it go it’s all a lie. Most of the times when you lie you lose friends, sometimes family. No one can trust a liar everybody despises liars. People lie every day, in some ways or another, keep themselves out of trouble. Many teenagers will lie to their parents about what they are doing for the evening, how much of their homework they have done, or how that glass vase got broken while they were out of town. Lying to your parents can really shorten your days, because it is in the same category as disrespecting them. Even though your parents often lie to you, evil for evil is not the key of life, sometimes they lie to protect you or to stop you from doing something that is not right. Many children lie to their parents about simple things as to who did the dishes, cleaned the house, or broke something.
The novel, A Bend in the River, centers on Salim, a Muslim of an Indian family who has lives in coastal towns. Salim himself is not really a smart man, not intellectual at all. It takes place in an unnamed east coastal African country. The topic, which I m going to handle, is about the comparison of Salim s view of The Big Man contrasting with Naipaul s view of Mobutu in A New King for the Congo. ...
Lying is used and needed in many different situations, but it is not right. One of these ways is in relationships. This lying is very difficult, because it involves telling a loved one, or spouse something that he or she does not want to hear. And it is studied that always telling the truth leads to more bad then good. So with this lying is used in order to make others in the relationship feel better about themselves. Women these days are very self conscious, and do not want to hear the truth that they are not attractive as they used to be. When we say things like this, the relationship most likely will not last long. How would you feel if someone always lied to you? Many people that are lied to get highly upset, and will never talk to you again. When the liar is someone you trust and have always loved, then the lie can cause emotional pain. Is telling a lie really worth the trouble it causes the people around you? Do you want people around you to dislike you tomorrow and never talk to you again? Do you want to be person no one likes because you are known as a liar? These are questions you should ask yourself before telling a lie to someone you care about. Lying can affect your self-esteem because when you lie it makes you think about. Lying can affect your self-esteem because when you lie it makes you think about the person you are and makes you not like yourself. The more lies you tell the less you respect yourself. When you do not believe in yourself it is more difficult to reach you personal goals and objectives. Most people tend to lie to themselves because they have lied to people so much that they start to believe what they lied about.
Is There Any Informal Fallacy That One Might Be Justified In Using, Or Is One Ethically Bound Never To Mislead Others On Purpose Discuss This Question With Reference To Specific Fallacies. In order to determine whether a fallacy can be justified in using or is ethically wrong, one must examine the specific situation they are in and must study the consequences which they might face. Informal ...
Telling lies is often complicated business. People will expect you to reflect the picture you have painted for yourself with the lies you tell. Suppose you have lied about wealth and success people will expect you to act with class and decorum. When you lie about your life you have to play a role and act like someone you are not around certain people that think you are someone that you proclaimed to be. Do you really want to live a life that involves playing different characters instead of just being your natural self? If you are currently acting because of the lies you’ve told it is easy for you to lose track of who you originally are. If telling lies has made it difficult for you to keep up with who you are then maybe you should just start telling the truth.
If, for some reason, we must tell the truth, even if we risk the hurtful feelings of others, then we should do it the right way. This includes choosing the right place and time. If it is going to be hurtful, then it should be done in a private place, and at a time that they are able to get support from others. And if the truth is needed to be said, say the whole truth. Be descriptive. Also when telling the ugly truth, we have to expect the worst, but hope for the best. At the risk of the loved one thinking that it is a lie, try not to fight back or defend yourself. Instead of doing this, try and listen to their reactions and feelings. In worst case scenarios, such as cheating in a relationship, the truth must be told, because sooner or later the lies build up and the truth will come out. My mom is going to kill me. What do I do? Curiosity had killed the cat. I’m dead. I had tried to vacuum up the whole piece of paper and it got jammed. I know. I will lie my way out of it. That was my original plan. When my mom found out, lying was the last thing I could do. I failed miserably at even trying to. My mom could easily tell I did it by my quiet tone and half spoken words, and she got the truth right out of me. She told me that I would not be punished for vacuuming paper, but instead be punished for trying to lie about it. Today, I wonder if that was the truth or if she just wanted to teach me a lesson. Either way it worked. Since my horrible attempt to lie to my mom, things have been different between us. I have traded in my lies and in return, I have been given her trust. It was worth it. My mom knew exactly how to teach me a valuable lesson. And I took this valuable lesson to heart. It’s actually easier to just tell the truth. There are many reasons for this. One reason is people do not have to think of lame excuses, making it much faster.
Judith Viorst describes in her essay “The Truth about Lying,” a very interesting and intellectual composition. The author has made a great exertion to try to present four different kinds of lies people tell in their daily life. She has separated them into four sub-groups: Social Lies, Peace-Keeping Lies, and Protective Lies, and Trust-Keeping Lies, and uses headings to separate them. She has used ...
I must say lying has got me nowhere, because it only gets you in more trouble then you were in before. My mom always punished my sisters for lying and I liked my freedom so I never lied. If you know you are going to lie to somebody, just do not say anything to them just keep it short with the truth. Most people won’t even believe you sometimes if you say something bad happened to you because you are known as a liar. In the future I plan to keep it honest with myself and others, because I don’t think lying to them is right. The only way lying is alright is when your encouraging someone, even if you don’t know the outcome of the situation. Example if someone’s grandparent or parent is in the hospital and they are in bad condition, but you tell the person that they are going to make it and they will get out soon, but you don’t really know that yourself. Lying is never justified no matter how we try to justify it or fix it up; we are still wrong and shouldn’t lie at all. Even though in certain small situations lying is needed we need to make sure that we don’t become a continuous liar. A few lies here and there are okay, but they do build up. Keep it to only when necessary in the relationship in order to avoid conflicts also when telling the ugly truth, we have to expect the worst, but hope for the best. At the risk of the loved one thinking that it is a lie, try not to fight back or defend yourself.
How to Become a Successful Liar Fact: people lie about 30 per cent of the time in a social interaction that lasts more than 10 minutes, one study shows. Another expert says people lie five to eight times a day, and 95 per cent of those liars get caught out! If you don't want to be the one caught out, follow these rules. First of all, always maintain eye contact. You know when mothers say: 'I know ...