Question 1105

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15 Responses to “Question 1105”

  1. Ghost:

    Honesty:the truth hurts,but its the truth
    Lie: to avoid pain or sadness

  2. Susan:

    Absolutely! For example, if singing makes someone the happiest they’ve ever been and they only feel happy and free and totally at peace when they’re singing, is it ‘ok’ to tell them they’re a bad singer? NO! I mean, why? What would be the point? It’s a matter of discretion.

  3. MJ:

    Yes, and I’m one to live it down recently. I told my ex boyfriend that we should take a break after he took me through 2 alcoholic stints that wound him in the hospital. I finally got the courage to break up with him. Enough is enough. After some weeks have passed, we started missing each other. He wanted me to give him one last chance–to start fresh again. I agreed, but shortly afterward, I confessed to him that in those weeks, I had already slept with my ex-boyfriend. He was outraged and our “last” chance didn’t last too long.

  4. Madeline:

    No. When you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all.

  5. Kay:

    The only acceptable instance that I can think of would be in order to keep a surprise party a surprise!

  6. Teacher Shiel:

    Yes. It’s when you’re keeping everybody from getting hurt.

  7. Ria:

    Maybe not an outright lie, but there’s definitely something to be said for hiding the truth (i.e., not making full disclosure). I don’t need to tell people every thought that enters my head or every hurtful bit of gossip that makes its way into my ears.

  8. Linda:

    I don’t believe in lying, but I do believe in being sensitive to people’s feelings. I’m still trying to work out how to do this. Maybe soften the truth by the way we say it or focus on something positive to balance what we share. And does it need to be said at all?

  9. tash:

    Quoting a friend ” Honesty is sometimes the most selfless act we can do” and i agree with that. When we lie, who are we REALLY protecting? Many times we want to avoid confrontation or don´t want to sit through an uncomfortable situation and opt for a more convenient path. But if it were me receiving the news, i would want to hear the truth and it might hurt terribly, but that´s my problem and my responsibility to try and work on myself to find a way to accept this truth.

  10. M.E.:

    For the sake of loved ones, some things are better left unsaid. Nothing is a lie, if you never mention it out loud.

  11. Jarvis:

    there are tons of reasons

  12. Nyulnyul:

    A big NO.

  13. Cami:

    Yes. My reason is that if someone is dying in your arms, it’s alright to tell them they’re gonna be okay, even when you know they’re not.

  14. If the truth will unnecessarily hurt someone – go ahead, tell a white lie.

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