It is wrong to tell a lie
Since the early age, we have taught that lying is wrong and hurts people including ourselves. But is it always wrong? There are certain situations in life where you have no choice. Firstly, let’s imagine that we are visiting someone very sick at the hospital. Patient is looking really bad, so we can say that he is not feeling well and we don’t know if there is any hope for him to get better. Will we tell him the true? NO. We will rather say: “You look so much better”, or “You will get well soon, you’ll see”. We don’t want him to notice our concern, because he might feel worse knowing how bad he look in our eyes. So lying is good when it can make someone feel better. Secondly, lying is acceptable if it helps avoid conflicts and solves the problems. When a girl asks her boyfriend about his ex-girlfriend, what will happen if he tells her the truth that his ex-girlfriend is more beautiful than her? That girl will surely get angry and will not talk to her boyfriend for many days. Being too honest can also lead to problem. Thirdly, when a little boy asks his mother what does she think about his drawing, which is quite horrible, he doesn’t want to hear that she doesn’t like it. When she tell him that she think it’s nice, the boy will feel appreciated and it will encourage him to continue working on his skills. Some lying is acceptable, some is not. In my opinion we need to lie in specific situations because the truth would hurt while the lie can help avoid unnecessary problems and protect people we care about. Completely opposite thing is lying to help ourselves escape from responsibility. My parents always teach me that “lie has short legs”, so it’s better to accept the consequences of our actions than to lie. Even though the truth is good, it is never simple.
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