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Stephanie Ericsson The Ways We Lie Summary
When a person tells a lie, they steal someone else’s right to the truth. Stephanie Ericsson in “The Ways We Lie” explains ten specific lies that she believes are prevalent in today’s society. The reading begins by the “The White Lie” being the most harmless lie. Then she describes “Out-and-Out Lies” being the worst lie because it ignores the truth to escape responsibility. Ericsson attempted to go an entire week without telling a lie to analyze how conversation would be if it were all honest. Surprisingly, she believes it is nearly impossible. From personal experiences “The White Lie” is seen as the least harmful and almost a natural part of everyday conversation, then ranging to the most harmful being “Delusions” which is seen as lying

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