Should we tell the truth always?

@srganesh (6349)
India
July 31, 2009 5:00am CST
Lies are bad.But telling the truth always is not appreciated.Because some truths make a worse impact than lies.So,do you tell the truth always despite the consequences or will you remain dumb not revealing it.Is it considered lie,if you don't tell the truth?What is your view on this?
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• United States
31 Jul 09
The truth may be painful and some may not accept it but it is Still best. Lies need more lies to back up the lies you told and before you know it, you can't remember the real truth. So even if it will hurt and the person will hate me foerever, I tell the truth.Oops, i forgot. The only time lise are neede is to keep a good surprise a secret. during gift giving season I withhold the truth so the gift is a surprise.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
4 Aug 09
An occassional liar will not harm anybody.But some people can't speak other than lies.They have to suffer a lot to maintain the tempo.So,they start telling lies after lies,making a mountain out of a mole.But that should come out of nature and an average man cannot be wise to remember all the lies he had told.In that case,it will be relieving,if we tell the truth always.And I agree that to maintain a suspense we can hide the truth for a little time.Cheers!
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• United States
4 Aug 09
What's so good about the lies about gifts is that the truth does come out when they open the gifts. I remember keeping the secret that both my sister and my mom were getting each other a tea set.They were so surprised I didn't say a word.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
8 Aug 09
Yes!That can't be taken as a lie if it comes to surprise before gifts.In fact it is not a lie but holding the truth for a little time and once the wrappers are opened,the gift speaks for itself.Sure,it will be a nice surprise if we allow things to reveal themselves.Nothing can be counted lie in that case.Cheers!
@daliaj (5689)
• India
4 Aug 09
It is always good not to lie as elders have taught us, but it is not possible in all situations. It is fine to say a lie which won't hury anybody, but makes somebody happy. It is a very difficult situation when somebody relaizes that you have lied to him. So, better don't take the risk.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
4 Aug 09
Everybody is taught that moral of not telling lies.There are more stories supporting that.But we can be innocent like that when we are young.Grown up,we have to tell some sweet lies to live up against the restrictions imposed by the elders.Sometimes the elders teach us morals and live against it.So,we are confused about it.To sum up,we all say some lies here and there.Unless it is not harming others,it is not to be worried.But we need not reveal all the truths we know.that will not be appreciated either.Cheers!
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
2 Aug 09
I agree with you some truth stories not accept in somebody.Nobody should not know every truth stories.I think we can warn the closely persons but don't tell every truth stories.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
4 Aug 09
Yes!We need not tell all the truths we know to everybody.That will make things worse and you will not be seen as a reliable person anymore and you will not have friends at all.it will be better if we can warn the persons involved and that too if they will consider us with concern.Otherwise forgetting the truths about them is the good thing,we can do for us.Cheers!
• Nigeria
31 Jul 09
I think it is good to always say the truth,but sometimes lies could save somebody,especially when you are late for work and your boss wonna give you a query,you can tell a lie to save yourself.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
4 Aug 09
It will be better if you put it to save others.Telling lies for our sake cannot be justified.But it is needed sometimes too.Because there will be some people who will not be ready to listen to our explanations and what they want is just a convincing answer.In that case we are left with no options other than to lie,to escape.Cheers!
@tutor19us (455)
• India
31 Jul 09
Yes. You should try to be truthful always. But if your truth hurts someone you should try to refrain from putting a truth bluntly. Instead you could say it in a nicer softer way.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
4 Aug 09
Yes!We can be aware of the ways in telling anything without hurting others.That is right.But even then sometimes a truth should be hidden which doesn't mean we have to lie.Just be neutral and let them learn it themselves.It should not be counted as a lie,is my argument.Cheers!
• India
31 Jul 09
ha ha ha.bharthrahari puts it in a very nice way..NA BROOYATH SATHYAM APRIYAM..which means dont SAY THE TRUTH THAT HURTS..every lier takes this into his defence..but the fact is next line of that verse reads NAANRUTHAM..which says...NOT A LIE EITHER.. so to summarise..tell truth in a beat around bush approach and make sure uve conveyed the truth n it isn doing worse...
@srganesh (6349)
• India
4 Aug 09
Yes!People interact statements as they like to have it and miss the original essence.I think we can hide the truth so that nobody will get hurt.But you insist of telling the truth in someway or other but not a lie.A point to seriously ponder on.Thanks for sharing your views.have you faced any situation like that?