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The White Lie The white lie perpetuates itself in our daily lives; in our relationships, in our homes and at our jobs. It is a poisonous seed that once set, can stem disastrous outcomes. Everyone has used the little white lie at some point, but it is however, the work of arrogance and deceit, and brings about distrust, self degradation, and pain. We think that white lies are harmless; nothing would come of them. The grave reality is that this seemingly harmless lie is the root of even more complex...

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Is it wrong to lie

always morally wrong to lie? Yes, I strongly agree, others might disagree; moreover, this can depend on one’s own morals. A young mother or a young father might tell a story to their children about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy. Mothers and Fathers tell and read these stories to their children all of the time just like their mothers and fathers and their mothers and fathers. These are stories, told each year giving a child hopes and dreams. Is it a lie? I do not think so, because...

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Truth or Lie?

Truth or Lie? Admit it: You’ve lied. You told your boss you were at home with the flu when really you are spending the day going shopping at the mall. You told your friend that she looked fabulous in that new polka dot dress she just bought. According to the free online dictionary, a lie is defined as a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. There are several different reasons that a person might lie. For example, you might lie to keep yourself...

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White Lie

A Lie is a Lie A lie is to deliver a false statement towards someone who does not know the truth. A white lie is defined as a well-intentioned false statement. These are commonly used in good faith toward a person, to keep them from knowing something that might hurt them. They are used daily on everyone from small children to elders in retirement homes. It does not affect a person’s emotions or someone’s way of thinking. Because there is no limit to small lies, it can lie can be small, drastic...

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Centrality Of Lie

Lying is the opposite of telling the truth and it is also when someone is being deceitful. A lie begins when an individual has the intent of being deceitful. According to Daniel Dor, the intent to deceive existed before the invention of language; language being different methods of communication such as spoken or written. With the creation of language, the capacity of being deceitful increased. With language an individual has a number of methods to communicate the intended lies. When an individual...

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Lie and Honesty

positive and virtuous attributes such as truthfulness and straightforwardness along with the absence of lying, cheating or theft. Honesty means being trustworthy. Honesty also means straight forward conduct.” So basically honesty is a person who doesn’t lie, cheat, or steal. They are loyal and true to themselves and others. Is honesty something that everyone is born with? Well our characteristics start to form at childhood. It is important to consider developmental and environmental factors when studying...

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A White Lie

Under normal circumstances, a lie is always bad, even harmful, but there are exceptions. When I was very little, Mom and Dad were always on business trips, so I stayed with my grandmother. I didn’t like to talk with others and to play with neighbors’ kids. They thought I was an unsociable and eccentric child. I just would like to think and behavior by myself. My grandmother was a very nagging person, at the very least I thought she was at that time. Every time she wanted to care about me,...

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Is It Right To Lie

Is It Right to Lie? "If you continue in my word, then you are truly disciples of mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free,” (John 8:32). When you are able to just tell the truth a huge burden will be lifted off your shoulders, and make your life a whole lot easier rather than a complete mess. Seen through Kant’s eyes, when you’re truthful, not a lot of situations will be difficult for you, but once you become that deceiving and lying type of person, you often will have...

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Lie Detection

discovered that 91% among the two thousand Americans that he interviewed lies regularly both work and home. Based on research by Robert Feldman, in any given conversation, an average of two to three lies occurs every ten minutes. So, why do people lie? It is because they want to avoid punishment, protect themselves, look good and gain socially. Therefore, by understanding body language, individuals able to know attitude, feelings, and emotion of a person. Gestures are the most reliable clue to...

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Why Do People Lie?

Why do people lie? Do you dislike people who lie? Why do you dislike being lied to? It is a matter of trust. There is really nothing more sacred in a relationship than trust for one another. We all lie from time to time. It is almost reasonable to say that lying is an instinct because even young children lie without realizing it. Being lied to is frustrating and it breaks a bond of trust between two people, causing problems in their relationship. Why do people lie? For self-defense, to spare feelings...

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