Protecting Friends -- how far will you go?

@LovingIt (5398)
United States
November 14, 2006 9:25pm CST
If a good friend did something bad and you were asked if you knew anything about it, would you lie to keep your friend from getting into trouble? Why or why not?
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@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I depends on what she did. If she's cheating on her boyfriend or whatever, something minor then sure-maybe. BUt if she did something illegal or dangerous then no I wouldn't lie for her.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I think in some cases lying for a friend would be doing them more harm than good, don't you?
• United States
21 Nov 06
wow,.,interesting question..i never had to lie for anyone in my life...but after thinking about it..i still wouldnt lie for anyone..BUT.....i would pleed my american right of the 5TH AMENDMENT LOL..if one would kill tanother person or even another friend. again there might be circumstances..self defense or accident..but i would coax them into turning themselves in..but i would never be the one to do it..i love my friends and i would do anything for them..but i would never turn on them no matter what they did..they would be the ones to have to live with it..and in the end..it only comes down to them and God..soo back to your question..i wouldnt say i did or didnt do it..i would keep my mouth shut and pray to god they would own up to it,,
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Nov 06
It's a situation I hope I'm never in. I think a lot would depend on what they did and why.
• Netherlands
20 Nov 06
It depends on what they did, to whom and why they did it.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I can agree with you on that one.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
20 Nov 06
Yes I would, I would also go further than that if I had to. For I really good friend I would do just about anything.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Nov 06
What if a friend did something really horrible to another friend. Then what would you do?
@shrys03 (1016)
• Philippines
18 Nov 06
i might keep the secret as long as it dont envolves murder, rape or kidnapping, torturing. ^___^
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Nov 06
ok
@Catmadam (95)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I think it would depend on what the friend did. If it was something minor like tell her husband that she liked his tie when she hated it, I would lie for her. If she robbed a bank, on the other hand, I wouldn't.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I agree with that.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
11 Dec 06
a lie is a lie though. Your still not being honest.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
11 Dec 06
If my friend is guilty, I will never lie on behalf of them. I will ignore any comments that i have to make. I will try to convince him/her of the mistake or whatever he did. If he doesnt listen, I just let him do what ever but I will not defend. But if he is innocent and needs my defending, I will be definitely there for him.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
11 Dec 06
That makes sense.
@pamknows (33)
• United States
10 Dec 06
if a good friend did something bad and iwas asked about it i would say i dont know what you are talking about but then i would talk to my friend and hope they would do the right thing and if it were something that involved other people gettin hurt i would tell my friend you need to do the right thing before others get hurt or you will force me to
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Very good answer.
@hermanica (390)
• Philippines
18 Nov 06
i can only give advice...but the final decision is still theirs and there nothing i can do about it..
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
What would you do if someone came and asked you if you knew anything about it?
@CMC122003 (316)
• United States
18 Nov 06
It would depend on what he/she did. If it was something really bad then yes I would tell. But if it was something stupid then I'd lie.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Those are my feelings as well.
• India
18 Nov 06
i wil cross ne limit for protecting my friends.......
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
What if the person killed another friend of yours? Would you still protect them?
• United States
11 Dec 06
Liar, Liar - pants on fire!
Well never say NEVER but I highly doubt I would lie for them if they did it. I think to tell a lie is about the lowest thing a person can do and will only get you in deeper trouble.
@edelweiss (1929)
• India
11 Dec 06
I'll protect him. But meanwhile I'll try to find solution to the trouble caused and try to being compromise between both the parties.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I wouldn't lie for a friend. I wouldn't be able to live with myself. If my friend did something bad, I'd probably try to help them do what's right or advise them on how to make it right. I'd be a REAL friend, not a liar.
@sweetie88 (4559)
• Pakistan
2 Dec 06
It has happened with me once. I am n't telling to anyone the most important secrets of my that friend. People ask about her to me but i say that i do n't tell anything to anyone and just say that no, i am n't sure, i have no idea about it. U know "a friend in need is a friend in deed".