Subject: English 130
Date: April 9 2014
Thesis statement: Evading trouble, enhancing reputation and mental disorders are the reasons people lie.
People have differing opinions about truthfulness and honesty. Some say one should
always be honest and truthful, but others believe it can be okay to not tell the whole
truth or be a bit dishonest in certain situations under any circumstances.
Merely recognizing the basis for lying brings no one closer to deciding whether
under appropriate or particular conditions a lie is not justified, it is preferred .
Others believe there …show more content…
People try to avoid getting in trouble with the authority. People lie everyday to, in some way or the other keep themselves out of
trouble. Many kids will lie to their parents about what they doing, what they are
watching on television or how the computer got broken while they were away .
In relationships people lie to their significant others so as not to get in trouble
about the affair they are having. So it is clear that lying often starts with wrong
doings, for whatever reason we do something that others disapprove. Without any
doubt lying is caused by evading punishment.
Lying is clearly cause by enhancing reputation; lying to impress others. More
commonly, teenagers lie to make themselves look cool or to make others think they
are cool. It is also common in adults as well , where they make themselves seem
greater than what they actual are. Most people care about what people think of them
so they lie to fit in. Others enhance their reputation by lying to present a good image
in front of others. This is because when they get caught not doing their part they lie.
For example when your boss asked if you finished the assignment given to you,