you can lie to your parents but you cannot lie to your friends

Philippines
March 29, 2012 10:41am CST
Is it human nature when we lie? Especially if your a teenager, wherein yoju can lie to your parents for the sake of your relationship. What is more important? Your family or your peers? I do age that when we are enjoying the company of our friends, there would be a possibility that you can do unusual things. Such tellying a lie to your parents. Because we do know that some parents were protective and strict..
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• India
29 Mar 12
yes, you are right. teenage is one phase of life when the relation with friends and parent undergoes a tremendous change. It is that time of the phase when the firends you build would remain with you through ages. I have friends from that life till date with me. talking about parents, they being a little protective and concerned, actually leads to teenagers to lie to them. i guess parents have to play an important role here and ensure openness in relationship. child should not be afraid to share things with parents.
• Philippines
31 Mar 12
i agree that parents know when they're kids lied to them. but, its really that hard to share things with them when your not open with the things you want. sometimes children hate the feeling of being rejected or being scolded by their parents.
• India
1 Apr 12
i agree. the fear of getting scolded or getting rejected/ignored, leads to children to opt to lie and get away with things. which is wrong.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
30 Mar 12
I guess it's in the nature of most people to lie, even little kids (2-3 years old) do it, even if there is no reason for it at all. but it's also a way to protect oneself or to get what you want. Fact is that people also don't like to hear the truth! They love all kind of lies, truth kills (every relationship). I don't agree with you that you can lie to your parents but not to your friends. Those who lie, lie to everybody. This besides of the fact there are plenty of children who never lie to their parents and even more parents who exactly know when their child is making something up or tells a lie.
• Philippines
31 Mar 12
what I mean is that you could not tell to your parents some things that you share with your friends, sometimes we are more close to our peers rather than our own family.
• India
17 Jul 12
Hi friend, we must avoid telling lies and follow the parents advice in our teen age. We don't know what is good and what is bad in this age, so we must surely follow an elder advice to pass away this age with out any issues, otherwise we will face a lot of problems in our future
• India
17 Jul 12
Even though it’s really bad to lie, especially to your parents, we still do it knowingly. I cannot deny the fact that I also do it to my parents. We should change our way of keeping a lot of things from our parents, but let our friends see ourselves like an open book. Friends will come and go, but family will stick with you forever.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
1 Apr 12
I honestly think that it is much harder to lie to parents than it is to friends. Parents, other family members, friends, acquaintances, complete strangers, down that list, it may get a bit easier to lie. Plus, I would hope that a person's parents would rather know their children well enough to absolutely know that they are being lied do. Of course, I really do think that a lot of parents know when they are being lied to, but they play along enough unless it is serious or they are hoping to catch their children in the act to verify their suspicions, if any. Of course, it does hurt them on the inside. It does really hurt them a lot to say a great deal about if you're willing to lie to your parents. Of course, the opposite is true when parents lie to their children. It can be even worse.
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
Well it's really part of our lives when we used to lie to our parents and not to our friends because they are the ones who can understand and listen to us when we tell stories about our lives and on the opposite, parents DON'T! Because most of the time our or most parents used to get over protective towards to us and they won't allow us to do things that we really wanted to do because they are worried that something bad will happen to us so that we have to lie for us to do things that we believe that makes us happy Besides, even though we tell the truth to our parents, they will still get mad at us. :)
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
I'm a teenager and I feel guilty that yes, I lie to my parents just to be able to go out with friends and with my boyfriend. I feel so bad about it but someday I won't be lying anymore coz by that time I'll be an adult enough to not ask permission from the parents anymore.