White Lies are okay because they are intended not to hurt people, they are to help out with bad situations, and don't leave a person looking like a full-blown liar.
A liar uses a lie maliciously or uses it to gain an advantage in a situation, even though this lie might grow out of control or even come back to screw up their lives, they will still lie with intention.
The intention of a little white lie is to not hurt any one in particular or benefit from any given situation, but to help out and make things better even though it is false.
People could eventually feel bad after telling a lie, where telling a little white lie can actually make you feel better.
White Lies are okay because they are not meant hurt others. In a Buddhist religion, white lies are lies that has been said so that the other side would not get hurt. You can lie if the reason is for not hurting others. For example, you forgot to eat your lunch and your mother called and asked you if you've eaten and you know that she'll be worried if you haven't yet so you lied to her saying that you've already eaten your lunch. So, things like that are called white lies.
White lies are considered okay for the most part because they prevent hurting people, they are harmless, or the lie is about something that isn't very important. For example when somebody doesn't want to see somebody they would rather make up a lie than tell them they didn't want to see them. A harmless or unimportant lie deals with things that if the truth was revealed nobody would be hurt or it wouldn't make a great difference.
White lies are considered okay because these kind of lies often hide the severity and the true brute force behind the whole truth. You might want to ease the harsh truth from your friends and family, and don't want to have to hurt them with the whole truth, so we use white lies to hide the blunt of the hard truth to them, which makes the transition much more easier. We use white lies to get out of certain situations, or try to appease people without feeling too bad about it, or guilty.
White lies are okay because they are meant to protect the people you love knowing that if you tell the truth someone's life will be in danger. When you lie to keep yourself out of trouble or if someone will get extremely hurt then its not good to lie because if that person finds out then they would get even more hurt that you lied and didn't tell them the truth. People will have a hard time trusting you if you lie a lot, but if you know it won't hurt anyone and it will make someone happy trust yourself and do white lies.
White lies are said to “lighten” the situation to protect the feelings of the other, and if caught in the lie it has little to no consequence. Ultimately intended to protect the sanity of the person being lied to at that moment. A white lie can be manipulated to almost every situation, but resulting in trying to make the scenario end better than with the whole truth. A white lie can be told to make the liar or the person being told the lie, feel “better” rather than going into details and also avoid a confrontation. Avoiding confrontation can be ok and can let things run smoother.
White lies can be okay because in most cases they either protect someone, don't affect someone, or help avoid a bad situation. An example is if someone is asking where your friend is with an intent to harm them, then you would tell them a white lie to mislead them in the wrong direction from your friend. A funny example I can reflect on myself is that sometimes I would lie to my girlfriend what I would eat in the day because I was suppose to be on a strict diet. Instead I would go and eat fast food. This is a good example that this white lie has no affect on my girlfriend, but just myself. Furthermore, white lies can help avoid bad situations. An example of that is job interviews. Sometimes I would say white lies just to get the job. I didn't see those white lies important because it didn't affect me as a good worker. If I told the truth, i might have not got that job and would be in a bad situation. I conclude that society today is run on lies and has been from the very beginning.
Lies compared to white lies are different things because white lies are for the most part harmless and are told to avoid hurting someones feelings. When white lies are caught they are not as harmless as a bigger lie getting caught, where someone will probably end up getting hurt and itll turn the situation messy, but white lies can also add up and catch up to you, so it would be wise to be true to yourself and not let any type of lie get a hold of who you are.
Lies in the use of wounding, it will make people lose money or interests, this will make the family broken or die. But the white lies are okay because the white lies are friendly lies, and its final point is not hurt people. For example, if the child does not want to take medicine, you will lie to him and eat the medicine. The child's disease will be fine. In order to make the child's disease quickly, we will say a white lie to cheat this medicine. So the white lie is okay.
Lying is wrong because many people who tell lies in order to cover up their wrong behavior or achieve their nefarious purpose. However, white lies mean that a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, so, white lies is okay. Everyone likes to be praised rather than criticized from others. If a girl with a lot of pimple on her face was laughed at by a guy, she maybe has inferiority feelings and loses her confidence. On the contrary, if this guy tells a white lie to the girl, she will feel better, and she can get more confidence in her appearance.
Trying to say the truth always is not possible. Telling lies may help us to avoid some troubles. In some situations, we would rather to not to tell the truth to evade problems that might occur. Our parents have taught us to say the truth no matter what. Over time, we learn that in some situations to save ourselves from bad events, it seems not too bad to tell lies. Lying may hurt other persons. If it has not any side effect for anyone, it's a white lie or a harmless lie.
White lies occur those times that we do not feel good to say things straight. We may say that I'm really busy tonight to avoid the party, in case of that we really are not busy, and just want to get rest at that night. However, there is something wrong with lying, even the white one, and it's the revealing of the truth. When we find out that someone has lied us, we don't trust the lair anymore no matter it is a white lie or not.
They say, lies are just simply lies. We can tell the truth or just be true to ourselves. It is okay to tell a white lie if you are going to be true to yourself. Also, lying and white lies can be 50/50. It is wrong because you don't show who you really are if you have to lie about something and that makes it hard to trust someone. It is good when you have to get yourself out of something like, an excuse to why you were late to work. Lastly, all lies are wrong but it is okay if the intention is good. I say, I agree when they say that white lies are okay when the intention is good. Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where if we don't tell a white lie we can hurt the ones we love. If we use lying to get ourselves out of something or to hurt someone, that is when lying is wrong. To conclude my opinion, lies are simply lies, there is no such thing as good or bad lies to me.
White lies are necessary to life because they can stop from hurting someone's feelings, get you out of small troubles, and ultimately save you from something embarrassing.
If you have a sensitive partner, when they ask you, "does this hat make my ears look huge?" We tend to shy away from the honesty answer and go with a white lie. "Yeah, it's cute!" But it isn't, we just don't want to hurt their feelings.
If you're going to be late to a job or meeting and you know that the consequences could do more harm than good, you say something like "there was a huge accident!" Or "so much traffic, I apologize for the delay!" When in reality you overslept 20 minutes and had to rush. But why get a write up or lose the job you were interviewing for.
Lastly, if someone is trying to call you out, say on the hideous shirt you're wearing, you could say, "my mom got it! I'm wearing it for her!" All to save face and a little embarrassment!
Little white lies are necessary, to avoid life's little nuisances and troubles. It's not good to use them often, but it does make you wonder, if someone lies so much about the little things, what bigger things are they lying about on a day to day basis. Everyone lies, even if they state they don't. They might not recognize it, but it's something that happens and it's unavoidable.
We all know that lying is wrong because it's a basic moral wrong. However, there is a concept called white lie, basic on this concept people allowed to say lie if it is a unharmful and profitable to people. People all like to know a truth, but sometime a truth may hurt people feeling.Therefore, we want to protect their feeling and let them feel better, we will say white lie. In my opinion, if the reason for your lie is to make your own benefit, that’s wrong. On the other hand,if your starting point is hope to save and protect them some unnecessary suffering, that’s a kindness, and this white lie should be okay.
We define a white lie base on its intension which is good and not for personal benefit. As white lie comes from a good intension, we always use it to comfort, to show concern and even to help. So it is harmless and with kind meaning. White lie is ok because it is not for cheating people but for releasing. Just as the example which talked in class that one person tell white lie to his mother that his brother is still alive in order to comfort her. The intension in this story is good so we call it a white lie.
Everyone lies at some point in their life; with either white lies or regular lies to benefit ourselves. I agree with the presentations on the fact that lies aren't something nice but sometimes they come in handy. We can lie to protect people we love. These lies are just to get away from bad situations. I believe that white lies are still lies. They really aren't ok but i understand how some people think about it. In reality all types of lies can just backfire on you. Nevertheless its always easy and beneficial to make up a lie rather to tell a harsh truth. The decision to make a small or big lie is ultimately on us.
Everyone thinks lies are wrong but white lies can sometimes can be acceptable. If telling the truth will make a person unhappy, I rather tell them a lie. For example, as an adult, I should be independent and responsible. Since my parents are not living with me, when they call me and I ask me how's everything going, I always tell them I'm fine. But the truth is, I always living under pressure and so stress about school. It is a white lies because I don't want them to worry about me and I think I should take responsibility about my life. However, as I mentioned, not every lies are acceptable. It depends on circumstances and communication between people.
Lies are not always bad, sometimes they can be used to protect from the worst situations. White lies are alright for many reasons, they help cover up a horrible truth, they keep people safe and keep people calm. If someone were to tell a relative or friend about how their dog died. They can use a white lie in order to make the pain hurt a little less than before by not telling them all the details. Lies are also there in order to protect us, sometimes the government lies about the truth in order to keep us from harm. Without it we would panic. So white lies are not bad at all, as long as they are used for good.
Many people perceives lying as a wrong behavior. The fact is, lying is one of the two components of daily human interactions, while the other component is the truth. A lie is defined as statements which are not one hundred percent true. Not only false statements are considered lies, but exaggeration and self-confidence are also lies according to the definition. As human beings, we exaggerate our expressions to get other people's attention all the time, and it is not a bad thing, it is the way we gain recognition from our own kinds. We lie all the times, not just because it our nature to avoid embarrassment, but lies are rooted deep within daily conversations. In fact, as some point, lies are to show respect in some circumstances. For example, during a job interview, when an employer asks an employee for the reason why he or she desires the position of the job, the employee would usually respond by saying because the company is good in many ways, when the truth was because of the high salary. In this circumstance, lying to praise the company is a way of showing respect and how important the job is to the employee. Of course, people are not stupid, and they do can tell when others are lying. Yet, most of the time, many chooses not to educate others on lying when they spot a lie, because it is very common in our society, and everyone lies all the time. On the other hand, there are extreme lies that is unforgivable. Lies that will harm another is not considered to be acceptable, and are considered to be wrong.
Telling a white lie is considered lying but it is used differently; to protect someone from knowing the truth, to aid someone from a stressful situation, and even to help yourself. It sounds ridiculous when stating that someone should be hidden from the truth but in certain situations this needs to be done as some people are not ready to embrace the reality of things. When asked about the truth, would you really "snitch" on your friend? "Thanks, I owe you one". We all forget things, its normal; A white lie can help you stay out of trouble and it won't hurt anyone, its a win-win.
Telling a truth is important, but sometimes it could hurt other's feelings. A white lies are okay to do so, if it doesn't hurt other people or harmless. Sometimes a little white lie could help them not feeling bad or horrible about themselves. For example, when my friend wore a shirt that's bigger than her body and she asked me if it looked good on her, and I said yes. I know it's not ok to say it, but it's her style and that's what she like. I can't give my opinion and it might hurt her feelings if I said the truth.
White lies are the only acceptable lies to tell because it spares people's feelings, it has fewer consequences, and it hides the whole truth. White lies are generally lies that have good intentions such as telling someone their new haircut looks great or little things like that to not crush their self esteem. These lies are acceptable because they have become a societal norm saying it's okay as long as it's for the greater good. White lies are generally to hide the whole truth of a situation depending on what it is and to show if you're true to yourself while telling the white lie. These lies are only to make you feel better morally into thinking that you are not a pathological liar and only tell white lies when necessary.
I believe that lying is bad regardless of the reason. Even if we are trying to spare someone's feelings or save our own backs it's still lying and telling the truth should be enough. We feel like we might lie to one another for various reasons for example being liked or so we don't get judged. Just like in the book we are ready now, is a perfect example, the Stranger. One of the possible themes that we were given was Social mores. We only tell white lies because society cannot handle the plain truth as it should and we cannot handle society's criticism. The truth should be enough and it should be enough for society as well. We have to stay true to our selfs
White lies are okay as long as there is no ill intention behind it. As the example given telling a dying person a white lie to keep them from feeling distressed is okay. However, if there is no reason to then it should be avoided. I have had an encounter with a pathological liar and for months I had trusted the person without question until the lies piled up too high. It hurt a lot as the lies came to light.