Some people prefer telling lies..
December 22, 2012 7:01pm CST
Telling the truth might be harder than making up a convenient lie but it's always the best way of living. Lies might come back one day and it will be hard to face them. I assume that most of us have lied at some point when we believed that it was a small and harmless lie and then we got to a point when we were confronted. I think that the truth comes out eventually and it needs a lot of effort and stress to keep up with a lie. I prefer being honest in my everyday life, I might call in sick with a flu at work because I was out the previous night and now my stomach hurts. But when it comes to important things and relationships I will be as honest as possible. Also, I prefer hearing the truth even if it is hard. Some people say they would prefer it if they ddn't know some things. I believe that the truth has a strenght and it can make us stronger persons even if it hurts sometimes! Do you choose to be honest with yourself and the people around you?
• United States
23 Dec 12
Two expressions came to mind when I saw this post. You may have heard them before. "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive" (Sir Walter Scott, "Marmion", 1808) and the other is "The truth will out" (Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice", 1596). Very old sayings, written by literary geniuses of their time, that still hold true today. Lying requires a good memory. I believe telling the truth is the better option. It's less complicated. Sometimes people feel the truth is too hurtful to an individual and take it upon themselves to change it somewhat (lie). Like you, I prefer the truth, even if it hurts. That's where the expression "brutally honest" comes from, I guess. Being truthful with yourself can be very difficult depending on your situation, personality, emotional state and other factors. Almost everybody knows someone who has a glorified opinion of themselves. Are these types of people honest with themselves? Probably not. Are they honest with everyone else? Maybe, maybe not. I'm honest with myself and it's not a pretty picture. But I have nothing to gain and something to lose if I'm not honest about things. And with others, I haven't been in a position (lately) where I would have to choose between the two, thankfully. Interesting topic. To lie or not to lie. Appropriate smiley.
25 Dec 12
Hi deazil! The truth does come out, I believe that as well! And since my memory is terrible, I prefer being clear with people. I say what I have to say without scheming or inventing stories! I hate it when others tell a lie that includes me and then I am warned that I should keep up with their lie in order to cover them! I am always stressed that I will say something when I shouldn't! lol Having honesty with ourselves is even more difficult and what you said is very important. It needs a lot of effort to admit who you are and sometimes it is easier to lie to yourself. Thank you for your valuable comment! Happy Christmas!
4 Feb 13
Having a little white lie, is not that much of a problem most especially making an excuse to save someone such as not offending a person whose been damaged by some relationship he/she had undergo. Somehow, we really can’t help but to lie in a way that I will make things more positive, but this is not a good take on dealing with life, because sooner or later such lies will then be revealed be it in a good or a bad approach.
10 Feb 13
I really can't keep up with lies, I forget them so it's easy for me to get caught! There is a close friend of mine who lies about all the small things! I can tell when she is lying most of the time because I know her since we were 5,but I am not always sure! Her lies are about small things like what time she came back or where she is when someone calls her. She admits it but not to everyone, I guess that she does it for fun and it doesn't bother us. I am surprised that she hasn't been caught yet!
• United States
23 Dec 12
I also believe in telling the truth, most of the time there is no point in lying and some people will lie about the smallest things when they could have just simply told the truth. Telling the truth can also help you build trust with people, because they can trust in the fact that you won't lie to them and that you are a honest person.
25 Dec 12
I have met this kind of people, I think they lie just because they can without any reason! And it looks unnecessary, especially if they explain to me why they did it! Trust is very important for friends and people in our close environment, personally when I find out that someone has lied to me about an important thing, I tend to be very careful with them afterwards!
23 Dec 12
As for me I also state the truth even if it will hurt a person rather than making him believe in lies. Well sometimes there are what we call 'good lies' wherein we need to lie in order not to aggravate things further. And also in telling the truth that is maybe hard to accept, we should say it in a nice way.
25 Dec 12
I always want to hear the truth even if it is hard! I think that I accept it better than lies! But sure, some small lies can save us from akward situations and we all say them from time to time. As long as no one gets hurt! However, I prefer to avoid situations than having to lie about them.