Why Do People Lie?

@oninomar (506)
Philippines
May 2, 2011 8:43pm CST
All people are lying, even me, you, your friends, and also your family. Will you agree of me? Why do you lie? Do you have a peace of mind when you lie? Does it help you towards learning and progress in your life? These are only some of the questions in my mind right now.. Some people lie for a better purpose . To protect lives and to build friendship. Yes, Friendship, just like saying to your friend that she is beautiful even she's not. Are you really a good friend to her? Does it really beneficial for both you? If you are really a good friend to her, you should tell her the truth.. Stay Happy!:)
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9 responses
• Philippines
3 May 11
Yes. Everybody has lied, lies, and will lie. Some do it to cover one's mistakes and do not appear as bad. Some do it to protect others, as what you have said. But we all now that THE END DOESN'T JUSTIFY THE MEANS. Whatever purposes we have, whether it be good or bad, lying is still lying. Lying is still a sin. What we need to do is to pray and try to the best that we can not to commit such sin again. :)
@oninomar (506)
• Philippines
3 May 11
I am very agree on that bro. I used to lie sometimes for the sake of others and for some personal purposes. Although I am lying for a better purpose, at the end I always realized that what I am doing is bad. Try to forget that things and hoping not to commit that again.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
3 May 11
it is difficult to come up with a reason for the lies that people tell. i believe they must find it easier to make up a lie than to live with the truth that is real before them.
@oninomar (506)
• Philippines
3 May 11
People lie because they do believe that no one will know that they are lying.. But they also not know the someone is watching them every time they lie, He is God. Who knows every thing we do and we do to others.Have a nice day my friend.:)
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
3 May 11
hello, Yes, that is right, I agree that all people lie, sometimes for their benefits and sometimes not. if you tell your friend that she is beautiful even if she is not, maybe you just see it in her heart that she really do beautiful than others. It doesn't benefit anything but make her feel confident. So, what if you tell her the truth that she is not beautiful do you think she wont get hurt about that? Think all the consequences of the fact that you will say her the truth.
@oninomar (506)
• Philippines
3 May 11
Hi tina05, You just given me an idea about it. Telling a person a truth about it self does mean that you always make that person down. The best way to tell her is in a polite manner, that she would not hurt too much. And she is your friend in the first place, you know how to manage her emotion about it. Just like after saying that words, you will treat her a snacks or any things will do make her happy after all. :)
@blogger01 (124)
• Philippines
3 May 11
Telling a lie is bad but it is something people can't avoid. Even if we lie to protect other people, be it a small or big lie, it's still a Lie. It's nice to flatter your friends but, in my opinion, It's always better to be true and sincere to your friends rather than comforting them or flattering them with lies. Only true friends can tap your shoulders and tell you everything that's true even if it hurts.
@oninomar (506)
• Philippines
3 May 11
Hi blogger01, You are right! I agree on you even me sometimes I want to tell the truth even it will hurt someone feelings. Who knows, telling the truth to them will be way that he can be a better person and improvement to his life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Have a nice day.:)
@keshia2007r (2886)
• United States
4 May 11
I really try not to lie because to me their is no personal gain from it. I do believe there are some people who do not lie. Some of us slip and are to fast at the tounge which converts into a lie. For instance, the police pulls you over and tells you he stopped you because you were speeding, your first reaction is to say for some "no, I wasn't" thats a lie in itself, but people like this are so quick at the tounge they don't mean to lie, it just happens to get out of something. I do know people who lie for no reason, just to make themselves look better, but if you ask me it makes them look worst. There is nothing more frustrating than a constant lair and for no reason. I had a friend like this, lied for no reason and to my face. Anyway I don't need people like this in my life, so we are no longer friends.
• Philippines
3 May 11
Sometimes, I lie because I don't want to hurt anyone's feeling, but that doesn't mean I make up some stories, I just don't speak and make no reaction, I think being a no comment person also a part of lying because you are not giving the true information.
• Philippines
3 May 11
people lie.. because not all people can handle the truth.. not all people are strong enough to face the truth.. though they might live a life full of lies but its there escape to the reality... lies can be good sometimes but its much better to tell the truth..=)
• Philippines
3 May 11
It always boils down to what is true. What is important is that everybody must be open-minded that some truths hurt. Lying doesn't make any difference, it just delays the revelation of the truth.
• Thailand
3 May 11
There is one certainty in life. Anyone who tells you that they have never told a lie is lying to you. When you run into this type of critter keep one hand on your wallet pocket.