here's a scenario for you

@doormouse (4619)
October 22, 2010 2:25pm CST
i thought of this while watching various movies over the last few days,,,,there's a group of friends then one of them is said to have done something,and is subsequently outed by the group,the outed one knows they haven't done this but knows who did,they decide to keep quite as they are emotionly stronger than the culprit in question,and not sure who will be believed if it ever came to the crunch,,,what would you do,i'm stuck on this,should the truth be told no matter of the consequences or should the stronger person keep quiet to protect their weaker friend and put up with people thinking bad things about them,,normally i would say tell the truth,but if this person is strong enough to take it then should they out of loyalty,,,i'm so glad this is only in a movie coz i'd be absolutly stuck to make a decission
6 responses
@jugsjugs (13045)
22 Oct 10
I think that telling the truth about things is better in the long run,no matter what,only time that i would not tell is when someones life was at stake if i had to lie then,then i would lie to save a person.I think that if people lie then they have to tell loads of small lies to cover up the original lie that they have tell,hence causes more problems then it is worth.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
23 Oct 10
I think that i would just get it off my chest as that way it would be alot easier in the long run.I think that i would want to know asap,i am sure you would aswell if you were the other person aswell.Get the job done and dusted no matter what,as soon as i could.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
25 Oct 10
That would definitely be a very difficult situation to be caught in. For me, I think that it is always best to tell the truth. However, I am also one of those people that would never want to hurt one of my friends. I suppose then, that I would have to make sure that what had happened wasn't something that really damaged someone and if it wasn't, then I would try to keep quiet. However, if it was something that would really hurt someone then I don't think I would be able to keep quiet.
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@doormouse (4619)
25 Oct 10
i really don't know if i could tell on a friend,wether i want to or not,i feel as if protecting friends is important,but then again the truth is best isn't it
@eshaan (6193)
• India
23 Oct 10
I will take the decision on how much the truth affects me...and all the situations will help me to decide..if i can do good to one of my friend..by saying a small lie or by concealing the truth..and that is not affecting me much then i will hide the thing...but if i am at the point of enmity of other friends then i would try find some another way in which the weaker friend is also saved nad i am also not thought to be wrong....things depend on situations
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@doormouse (4619)
23 Oct 10
what if it changed all the people involved,and what if the truth really hurt someone,i still haven't decided what i would do in this situation,as me myself i am a very strong person and can take pretty much whatever is thrown at me,but i know a lot of people aren't like me,yet i know that the truth is best,,oooh,which way to turn
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
We all know that REALITY BITES, however, it is better to tell the truth that draws a tear than telling lies that draws a smile, because it hurts more if your friends will know the reality later on. Much better if you will tell the truth as early as you can. As a true friend, you should be honest.
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@doormouse (4619)
23 Oct 10
reality bites,,i like that,,what you're saying is very true,but what about your weaker friend,would you not want to protect her
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Oct 10
doormouse I r eally cut through to the chase and I would tell the truth as honesty is always the best policy even in convoluted c ases like thei scenario. Strenght can come in many guises and the weaker person may be stronger than one thinks.the stronger one should tell the truth as strenght should be used wisely and the weaker one could be helped by this to get a damned backbone and straighten up and face life. I believe in always telling the truth because stupid lies do nothibg but make an bad situation worse. as for loyalty thats so mistaken.
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@doormouse (4619)
22 Oct 10
well said,i know that you never know the strength of a person until something bad happens,i always thought i was weak until i divorced to the ar**hole i stupidly married
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Oct 10
I would speak up and say I didn't do it, but I wouldn't necessarily out the other person. Just depends on the situation...