Is it possible for people to be honest all the time?

@mari123 (1862)
China
June 17, 2007 8:37am CST
My answer to the above-mentioned question is that I don't think it's possible for people to be honest all the time.Then,you will ask me is there ever a good reason to tell a lie?If so,what's that reason? Well,let me show you some Little lies not serious lies(probably not),which are some examples of common,everyday lies that most people tell without thinking. 1.Telling the host of a dinner party that the awful food he prepared was wonderful. 2.Lying to your aunt about how much you love the gift she gave you---the one that you really hate. 3.Telling a friend with a terrible haircut that she looks good. 4.Lying to a friend about how much you want to see her again when you really don't. In this case,we can see that many times people tell such kind of lies to protect the feelings of other people,and there's nothing wrong with that.Thus,don't you think that most people lie,often for a good reason? In addition,I think that it might be all right t tell a cook ou loved the dinner even if you could barely eat,or to tell a friend you loved the shirt you got as a gift even though you know you'll never wear it.And who would criticize a child's piano playing even if it were truly annoying. In conclusion that Honesty is usually the best policy,but like any other policy,you have to make exceptions. I'd like to know your point of on it?
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@smoke_gun (1243)
• Malaysia
17 Jun 07
i rather tell a "beautiful lie" to protect one's feeling than tell the truth to hurt one deep.i read this from napoleon hill's book-"tell the truth to hurt someone else is not considered as honest".
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I sincerely get what you're saying and why, to spare others' feelings. How about instead of lying: 1. Thank the hostess for inviting you 2. Applaud the lousy piano player's efforts and encourage them to keep working at it 3. Suggest another hair cut for the friend to try out next time? or praise their effort to do have it done? There are ways to stay honest and positve even in the situations you've listed. You may not have enjoyed the food but were you not grateful for the invitation? Did you not enjoy the fellowship?