Not telling is lying?

@Jul14nch0 (1414)
September 27, 2008 10:01pm CST
You can not tell something that you know to someone, you will fell good. Maybe not that good but better than if you lyed. But you still hurt the other person anyways, or maybe more. So it got a positive and a negative side nut the point is that not telling something may be considerated a lye manny times. So what do you think?
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@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 08
I think the reason of hiding something from someone is very important in most cases. Because we need to juggle with the consequences of telling it or not telling it . If the outcome of telling it out is much disastrous then hiding it, then we would better hide it somehow. But, it depends on individuals as well. For me, even though I know the truth is ugly and cruel, I still prefer to know about it , rather than being kept from knowing it. I think most people share the same thinking too. Only in some very rare situation that, we won't want to know the truth. Because at that moment, we are already deeply disappointed and had given up all the hopes
• Malaysia
28 Sep 08
Not telling is somehow consider lying as the intention is there. So if you are telling half and not the whole situation, is consider not lying?? kind of bluffing to ourselves, but be frank is most important in relationship unless you can keep the secret till the end of life.
@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 08
Yes, not telling the truth, or only open half of the truth can be considered as a deceiving actions, but it is slightly different from lying. Not telling the truth is that you are not making up stories like when you are lying about something. When you decided not to tell anything, it could be that you didn't see any good would come with the truth or you would see it would harm you somehow. Keeping truth as a secret doesn't mean that you are lying when you do that to protect someone else.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
I think it's about being more responsible. Sometimes the truth hurts so it's best not to tell it and keep it for how long it will take. Maybe time will render it useless after years passed.