White Lies

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Topics: Lie, Reason
According to Robert Braul “Every lie is two lies, the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it.” So, is it okay to tell white lies? Do you tell white lies for your own sake? Why do you lie even though you know that no matter how big or small your lie is, it is still considered as immoral? Well, according to an article entitled “Tell White Lies (Occasionally)” there are 3 possible reasons why people lie and I agree with the author. I agree with Donald W. McCullough that it is okay to tell white lies when we know that it isn’t the right time, place, and way to tell the truth that sometimes we lie to protect ourselves and not to protect other people, and that we should be careful with the words we say.
I agree that it is okay to tell white lies when we know that it is not the right time, place, and way to tell the truth. First, we need to consider other person’s feelings. An example is they might be feeling down and in a bad mood the moment we decided to tell them the truth. As a result, we usually tell white lies to turn their frowns into smiles. Second, we need to consider the person’s situation. An example is they might have a family and relationship problem which hinders us from telling them the truth. Third, we need to consider the person’s self-esteem. Another example is they want other people to like them and most of the people are too insecure. Because of this, we lie to protect their feelings and to avoid confrontations which will result to a huge argument.
I agree that sometimes we tell lies to protect ourselves and not to protect other people. First, we do not want to get humiliated. We prevent ourselves from an argument which can lead us into losing. Furthermore, most of us are afraid to tell the truth when we know that this might affect our status in the society. Because of this, we tell white lies to protect our reputation. Second, we only think of ourselves. Admit it that sometimes we lie to prevent ourselves from being

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