Should We Lie

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Yi Chen

Should we lie?
What is the conversation? In the class we did talk a lot about that. Some said very simply, “it’s talking”; some other used dictionary and said “it’s the exchange of information.” They are all right but my definition for the term “conversation” is that it’s basically the one of the connections between human beings, which is considered as the most important one and serves as the cornerstone of the human society. Dances and antennas, which are bees’ and ants’ methods to exchange the information, connect individuals and form the society; but for human beings, the majorly tools is language, human beings’ most brilliant creation.

Different to bees and ants, which have the innate awareness of sacrificing for the group, human beings are much intelligent and have strong tendency of self-interest, usually behaving in the way of benefiting self instead of the whole group or avoiding the bad outcome. Thus, the conversation, human beings’ method of connecting, often malfunctions because of personal interest, which means the real information can’t be spread or the reality will be distorted in the process of conversation. And people usually named the distortion in the conversation as “lie”. But does the lie just do badness to people? Does the lie bring only negativity? Although the lie seems bad thing, the reality of lie may be much more complicated than people think and the answer will be just be simply clear, just as the colors of the world will not be only be black and white.

In real life, nobody can say that they never tell a lie. People like, and need to cover their mistake with lie, even though sometimes it is unconsciousness. In their mind, it is unavoidable to tell lies in daily life, it is a way to protect themselves. But do they really benefit from these lies?

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