We live our lives by what we think we should do” (Ballinger 9). Is lying the best route to take while trying come to a solution? Or, is honesty the best way to go? In the article, “Brad Blanton: Honestly, Tell the Truth” Barbara Ballinger the author, interviews Brad Blanton who argues that telling the truth and being honest is better than lying. In the text, Brad Blanton believes that “being honest all the time is what’s radical - and rare.” However, he wants to convince others that honesty is better than lying. For example, he says that, “You have to think about what the person’s reaction might be, and you start manipulating information to control the outcome” (Ballinger 7). This proves that lying isn’t always the greatest path to take when trying to get out of a uncomfortable situation.
Is lying prohibited and does it make you “more worthless even than a small thing?” Well, Immanuel Kant thinks so. He wants to really make a claim that “truthfulness is a duty which no circumstances can put aside.” Kant’s argument is so biased because he only shows feelings for honesty. He then shows some negativity and cruelty to the liars, and make mean comments about them. I disagree with Kant’s argument. First of all, just because you lie, it doesn’t mean that it’s destroying your human dignity and it doesn’t harm mankind