Rubi Villanueva Molina
Lying for what?
Secrets are everywhere, all around the world going back and forth, you see or heard them everywhere you go. Everyone has secrets, like the government, friends, teachers, including your family; but have you ever considered why do people lie? Why do we keep information? Why do we not speak or say all what we think? And what are the consequences if I lie? People lie because of the fear of the consequence of truth, to appear to be important and to “protect” others. The reasons why people lie are so varied; now at days the two principal reasons are to avoid hurting the feelings of others or to solve or avoid uncomfortable situations; like when you tell the people you are “fine” when you are sad or depressed or when you say that you already have a plan when actually you don´t want to go out with someone, the common known as white lies. Another reason is to have a “good” self-esteem or being accepted by others exaggerating a situation (inventing stories) creating a fake impression to the others pretending being some else because she or he does not feel good about his or herself, in fact all of this is caused by the reason that she or he has a low self-esteem and they need to feel that someone worry about them; a good example of this is when you meet someone that doesn´t want you to know who is he or who she really is, so they lie to you about their-selves. And the last reason is to avoid others of feeling fear or be concerned; like the ones the government says because they need to keep some information in secret, but all of this is bad, at the end it becomes a bad and destructive habit or you get into a point where you can´t stop lying, because you need to protect one lie you have said and even if you want to say the true, you can´t (it becomes a vicious circle); like Steve H. said: “lies grow, they never stand alone, they need more lies to support the first lie. So, if you don’t fess...
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