Tell the truth and hurt someone's feelings or just lie?

@vycess (1590)
Saudi Arabia
January 12, 2012 2:15pm CST
What do you think is better? To tell the truth or lie? The truth hurts, what about lie? will it not hurt someone else? What if it the lies will be discovered from someone else, from another person? Doesn't it hurt more?
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9 responses
@Otanetix (509)
• United States
20 Sep 12
I think it is better to the truth rather than lying to the person's face. Even if you tell a little white lie, they will eventually find out and it might not be good. I would rather tell them the truth now and have them hate me now rather than finding out from other people. Although I would not be brutally honest, I will try not to withhold information either.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
20 Sep 12
hi, i think its better to know the truth no matter how hurt it is at least you know the truth rather than living in life with full of fools and lies.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
15 Jan 12
People would always say that telling the truth is better. But what you see in everyday life is not always the case. People lie all the time. Either to get what they want, or not to hurt other people's feelings. I try to tell the truth. I don't always succeed, but I just think that lies can get tangled up, which causes more hurt.
@inertia4 (27395)
• United States
14 Jan 12
I will tell you what is better. Tell the truth. Yes the truth hurts, but there is no other way to go. Lies get all tangled up and become confusing. If you tell the truth, then you will always remember what you said and everything will work out.
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Hi vycess, it is always the right thing to tell the truth but sometimes, I respond depending on whom I am speaking with. You see, sometimes telling the truth is very hard especially if we know that we will hurt the person by doing it. If I am not in the position to tell the person the "truth", I might just cover up by telling him I don't have any idea at all. Is that counted as a lie? ^^ But if I am involved in the situation, I might just as well be downright honest. And for me of course, I want to always know the truth. Even if it hurts. ^^ Good day!
@heartbit (237)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
for me, telling the truth is always preferable than telling lies. maybe some truths lie but it would be a big relief just telling or knowing what is true. lies always have a tendency to get back at you.
• United States
12 Jan 12
I would rather to have my feelings protected with a lie. I prefer the truth but in this case I am imagining the worst thing that could be told to me. Right now that would be if my man cheated on me. I would prefer to never be told and my feelings protected. I believe it could be kept from me for life as long as the two parties never told another living soul.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
12 Jan 12
People say you should be honest, speak the truth. But fact is most people don't like to hear the truth since it hurts. But fact is also lies do hurt. For me there is no reason to lie or hide or cheat. So I speak the truth. This means that most people find me not attentive, don't believe me, say I am cruel or mean. No matter what you choose it will always hurt someone. It depends on the person what he/she is able to deal the best with.
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
12 Jan 12
I prefer not to lie, I prefer not to say anything, I think it is cruel in most instances to lie and I think about myself I would prefer to be told the truth about anything even if it does hurt, truth is truth.