Time to not be honest

@jazzyrae (1747)
United States
December 3, 2011 12:33am CST
Is there ever a time where lying is acceptable or even okay. Or is it better to just tell the truth
5 responses
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
hello, It is depends on the situation because there are times that when you are lying because you really need to and you have to. But if you are lying just because of your benefit or for an illegal things obviously not acceptable.
@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
3 Dec 11
I agree
@phillyguy (3008)
• Philippines
4 Dec 11
I agree with this lying because you really need to and for a good purpose or is acceptable these kind of lies are called white lies.
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
3 Dec 11
In most situation, telling the truth is always the best policy. However in certain special occasion, one may need to tell lies. Don't lie if you don't know how to. People can identify if you lied, unless you are professional. Anyway, always consider to tell the truth first.
@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
3 Dec 11
Yes getting caught in a lie is sure not fun at all
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
There are really a lot of factors to consider whether lying would be acceptable than telling the truth but I think a lot of people would agree that there are indeed instances wherein not telling the truth would be better in certain situations. But there would still be those whose religious beliefs would not permit the act of lying.
@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
3 Dec 11
Yes but even religouse people lie sometimes
@JER616 (551)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
I will answer you back with another question: "Would you tell the truth to a young kid the truth when she/he ask you where did she/he come from?" "When someone is looking for your parents or someone you love, and you know that someone is out to kill them, would you tell the truth?"
@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
3 Dec 11
Yes I'm that case there is a time to lie
@phillyguy (3008)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
JER616 have already given you a good answer I just want to add another example where I think lying can be acceptable, sometimes when we are trying to give our girlfriend/boyfriend a surprise visit/party/gift or whatever we need to lie about it first until the day that you supposed to give/do the surprise right?