When Are you Telling Lies?

Indonesia
May 16, 2007 12:48am CST
I know that telling lie is not right. But sometimes I need to tell lie for goodness, that's what we call white lie. I did that sometimes to my parents (mom, dad please forgive me..) I live far from my parents and I ever got an accident that makes me have to stay in hospital for one day. I felt that I am ok and that my parents dont have to know about it, because if they knew, my mom will be panic and they'll be in the rush flew to see me.. Maybe because of mom's sixth sense, she can feel that something happened so she called me that night I was in the hospital asked if I am allright because she had a bad feeling and always thinking about me. I told her that I am alright and safe in my house and nothing had happened. I felt very bad till now and still never told her about what had happened. Is this wrong, because I dont want my parents worry too much? Are there any of you telling lies for good?
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12 responses
• India
16 May 07
I will tell lies when the suitation is out of control and by that telling lies only hepls there and they is many suitations there in my life!In my school when i got the marks less then i will to my parents the teacher didnot told the lesson well and in my college days when i bunk the classes i told to my tutor that for my grandpa is in hosipital and i went to see him!and like this i told many lies in that situation if we told the truth then we will face very serious problems.
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• Indonesia
22 May 07
Well I guess that is different situation...
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@zamm13 (363)
• Philippines
16 May 07
As you've said you just dont want your parents to worry about you so you haven't done anything wrong by telling this white lie. Lies are very useful, telling lies are not always bad as long as the intention is good. That is why u should tell one with judgement and discretion.
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• Indonesia
22 May 07
yes, for good intention I sometimes lie.. but I still feel bad about it.. but I feel like unnecessary to tell the truth if its hurt..
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
16 May 07
I will occasionally tell a white lie but only if I think the truth will hurt the other person and they won't accept the truth anyway. Some people want the truth hurt or not and expect it from me :)
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• Indonesia
22 May 07
Yup... sometimes the truth is hurt..
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@sreevasu (2717)
• India
16 May 07
when truth is unpleasant to hear it would be better to go with a lie but that should be harmless.
• Indonesia
22 May 07
That is so beautiful.. The lie should not be harmless.. I guess that is the point..
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• India
16 May 07
Attach me with this discussion because I also do the same as you discribe.
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• Indonesia
22 May 07
I am glad you have same situation as me. I dont feel alone..
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@hollowheart (1572)
• India
22 May 07
Hi Afternoon tea, i would rather support u because even i do the same. Though later i had to tell them the truth. However, hat shows u r very responsile and love ur parents very very much. Any thuing thats done for someones good, but offcourse not crime is not a sin. God will forgive u for this small mistake and bless u more. How r u now. i am really sorry to hear that u met with an acident. Be careful. :)
• Indonesia
22 May 07
Thank you hollow heart. I feel better after reading your comment. I am allright now (this is not a lie)..
• Philippines
20 May 07
when i don't want to hurt other feelings and not to ruined the relationship between us.
• Indonesia
22 May 07
Thank you for your comment.. But I think your relationship might be ruined if they know that you are telling lie.. hopefully not..
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@swatig (1187)
• India
17 May 07
lie is rite til you are truthful to yourself. on the day when you are not truthworthy to urself too, then every lie spoken by you whether it is harmless to anybody or not, is not consider to be right act.
• Indonesia
22 May 07
oh..mmm now I feel bad about lie..
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• United States
17 May 07
I think we've all lied to our parents at one point or another as an adult. Sometimes shielding them from unnecessary worry and heartache is the best we can do for them. My mom has the same sixth sense sometimes but if I don't want her to worry I will tell her I'm fine even if I'm not. :) Cause I know in a day or two things will be better.
• Indonesia
22 May 07
You are just so understand what I feel...
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
22 May 07
I never lie completely- in every lie there is even a small piece of truth. More often i save facts or just say nothing. I lie because of instint for self-protection. Or because dont want to hurt or to be hurted. For important things i never lie.
• India
22 May 07
it depends but everyone lies u know why coz we r human and mistakes have to be there and then comes ur sense of self preservation called as selfishness, it may be for saving us or for saving others but it is selfishness so u eventually u lie
• Indonesia
22 May 07
There's no white lies actually. Because the white lies is still a lies, whatever you name it. You have to realize, there's no heaven or hell so wont be a sinner and in that way you don't need to be a white lier. White lies is same as a black lies as your description about lies. We could find this fact within your story. After you did "your white lies" your mom is still knew or she can feel what happened to you. So, is that your "white lies" working as your expected it will be a white lies? I don't think so....