Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Everyone hates lies, but everyone lies. It sounds ironic, yet it is the truth. This is one of the most detestable vices in people. Some people may distinguish between ‘white’ lies and outright blatant lies, however, in my opinion, such a distinction is flawed, even flattery is a lie. In other words, lying is a mere deception for some gains.

Lying is never holy, whether it is for other’s own good or one’s own selfish intention. If the truth comes to light, the person who has been deceived will feel cheated and hurt, thus will lose trust on that person once and for all. He who once deceived is ever suspected. Sometimes, the truth may be painful, it would be better to let it be reveled than to lie about to delude someone.

Besides, a blister will rise upon one’s tongue that tells a lie. This reminds me of the story of “The Wolf and the Farmer Boy”. The farmer boy has lied to the villagers several times that a wolf has appeared. One day, a wolf really came and the farmer boy cried for help, yet the villagers ignored him because they thought it was another trick of his. In the end, all his sheep were eaten by the wolf. “a liar is not believed when he speaks the truth” is the most suitable proverb to define those who often lie. Nobody will ever believe in liars nor want to befriend with liars!

One lie makes many, and I agree too. Walter Scott once quoted, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” A liar can go around the world but cannot come back. This is because when a lie is made, another lie should be made to cover the first lie, hence one will have to stick to that particular lie forever, otherwise one will be exposed immediately. Indignantly saying, every violation of truth is not only a sought of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.

To put it simply, a naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie. Dishonesty is the fabrication of man but truth is...
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