White lies are tolerated when they are being said for a good cause. White lies are told to avoid hurting another persons feelings. They are told, in the intent to show compassion for another persons feelings. Most often than never, white lies are told to avoid confrontation or awkwardness when asked an uncomfortable question. White lies are not told with any malicious intentions. On the contrary, white lies are told to flatter the other person. Many say they prefer to hear the truth. However, most of the time we aren’t ready to hear the truth. Hence, the purpose of white lies. Although lying is wrong, ultimately white lies are acceptable when they are beneficial for everyone.
A lie will always be a lie no matter how white it is. As someone had said even though you say a white law to someone just to not hurt their feelings eventually you will have to come up with another lie to cover up the first one in the first place. But a white lie as always been part of our generations is like we are even born with it because as children due the most innocent thing they will due a lie just to avoid getting in trouble. Some lie may be more acceptable than others some we may say not to hurt our loved ones or to make them feel better when they need it. There's times that people rather take the truth than the lie, but at the same time just can't take the truth and they are in need of a little white lie to give that extra push and confidence to over conquer any fear they might have. But a lie will always be a lie no matter how white or black may be you will still have lie to always cover the first one that you've started.
We lie to each other and ourselves. Is there a deeper reason why we do it? Some people lie to their partner, kids, work, it becomes a habit of lying. Once they feel theri lie is no longer working they come up with white lies to cover up the lie. Is better to always say the truth, but 99.99% people is always lying, once they say the truth you don't even know if their lying or actually saying the truth.
White lies are acceptable and they are needed in the society. One classmate claimed that white lies are used to aviod hurting people's feeling. Sometimes people need white lies rather than knowing the truth. I agree with that point of view, because sometimes the truth is cruel, white lies make people feel better. Moreover, white lies are told to build a good relationship, nobody wants to hear "you are fat" from their boyfriend. Therefore, white lies are needed in the society.
They say that lies are told everyday, to others and sometimes even to ourselves. I say I agree . A white lie is a small lie told with good intentions, and not meant to hurt anyone. We find white lies okay because we use them to avoid uncomfortable situations, and hurt feelings. We consider lies wrong because they have an intention of deceiving and hiding the truth. Even if white, lying is never right.
White lies are ultimately why people do not grow as an individual, they do not allow chances for improvement and are there to avoid hurting people as one of my classmates said. I disagree, lying even white lie’s eventually hurt someone in the long run because although you are preventing them from being hurt in the short term in the long term it is detrimental because of the inability of that person to grow or improve. For example, if you have a friend who makes you something to eat and it turns out very bad. Then you tell them that it tastes pretty good or okay, you are hurting their chances to improve upon their mistakes and learn what they were doing wrong. Yes, the truth would hurt them, but it would motivate them to improve until they do better. Lying to them would prevent that from ever happening if they care about what they are doing and if the person asking for an opinion is mature they would like to know if they are under performing.
In comparison to lies, white lies are acceptable. As said by the presenters a white lie is told to spare feelings. People say white lies to their family and friends because they do not want to hurt their feelings. A white lie isn't as bad as saying a lie because it is harmless. Although I agree that white lies are mostly harmless, I also believe a lie is a lie. Like the third presenter said sometimes its better to be honest even if the truth hurts.
The presenters shares the same opinion on white lies. One way or another they had the same idea that white lies are acceptable and harmless. They can even become beneficial to others by strengthening relationships around you, such as business partners, friends, and family. White lies are lies that avoids conflict or negative results, therefore, it is harmless to avoid hurting people's feelings. With white lies, those lies should be used at a certain level before it gets worse by stacking up those lies. For an example, we tend to lie to our significant others when they ask if "they look fat," even if it was true we restrain ourselves by telling a harmless lie. However, when the lies gets worse as time goes on, such as having our partner, over eating or consume more junk food because we said they don't look fat could end up harming them. As a result, those white lies turns into a full antisocial lie which in turn damage your relations to that person.
I agree with my classmates, whites lies have been in our lives for many generations. People lie every day; this is for a reason. Like said before, white lies are used to avoid conflict, to spare peoples feelings and to maintain relationships whether its personal or professional. Sometimes a person will lie because they'll be afraid of the consequences that the truth will bring; for instance if a friend asks if they look fat, you would no because you wouldn't want to hurt their feelings or your friendship.Even though this can be true, a lie is a lie and sometimes lying will hurt someone more than the truth; since it would break trust between individuals. I believe that people should tell the truth before the lies get out of control and hurt someone even worse than if they had told the truth.
White lies are meant to cover up something you don't want others to know. it is never ok to lie and it can lead you in the wrong direction, which can become a bad habit that could be difficult to get rid of. The presenters said that The severity of a white lie is usually a harmless one that is simply meant to avoid hurting someone or to prevent something bad. One of the presenters mentioned that a lie is a lie and no matter the situation you should avoid telling one and you will not have anything to hide because the truth was told.
White lies may be justified to protect the individual that is being told the lie or the individual that is supplying the white lie. The act of lying is not genuine and suppressing an individual of the truth may lead to self-pity or the person may find out the truth. I do not agree with white lies, i'd rather uncover the truth. Though individuals may not be able to tolerate the truth, what is hidden in the shade will eventually be brought into the light.
I do agree with presentation about giving someone with a white lie however today's age people us it for excuse for being lazy or their are antisocial and it is a habit for some. in the other hand with family use it for their own protection from others from sensitive subject from a family member or what happen in the past and doesn't want the truth to some out.
As kids we are taught that lying is wrong, but as we grow up we learn telling white lies are acceptable, because we don't want to hurt someone emotionally, avoid getting into trouble and at times to be humorous. I believe that telling white lies is fine as long as we don't intend it to hurt someone and make someone feel better when they are feeling terrible. Sometimes I tell a white lie to my coworkers for a joke or prank, because it makes our day more enjoyable. I know saying a lie is wrong, but the severity of the lie is how we socially measure it if its a white lie or egregious lie.
When it comes to lying, most would agree that it is wrong but when it comes to white lies, our three presenters and most agreed that it is acceptable in society and we do them to avoid hurting someone else. White lies are looked at as ok because they don't come from a place of anger or of guilt. They aren't meant to try to hurt anyone rather to just avoid a situation that you don't want to get into. One classmate said she lied to her cousin about liking the baby name she had chosen. At the end of the day other people will make choices and we can disagree with them but we don't have to make it an argument or even put it up for discussion. Sometimes a white lie is the best option to keep moving forward.
Telling a white lie can be beneficial in several occasions such as in arguments, in intense situations, and in awkward situations. The presenters on Thursday all discussed about how lying is not acceptable, but white lies are acceptable (depending on who or situation they were in). Having to tell a white lie can be favorable from hurting another persons feelings, because not everyone likes to hear or handle the truth. A white lie is meant to hold a good intention in making anonther person feel better about themselves (also not to hurt anybody's feelings). As the presenters stated lying is not acceptable but a white lie is because it can benefit someone's situation.
White lies can either cover up a huge secret or ruin long lasting friendships. No one really knows when someone is lying. Mostly everybody on this planet has heard a white lie. It's common to hear small lies growing up. Every parent has their different morals but each parent can agree on that white lies are sometimes the easiest answers. Every person should speak the truth, but don't be surprised when you find out parents say the most white lies.
All presenters emphacized that white lies are harmless and acceptable because people tell them to protect others' feelings. I agree with that. Take the diagnosis of cancer patients as an example. Any considerate physician tends to convince those diagnosed of terminal cancer that they have the possibility and hope of recovery even though their fates may be doomed. As a doctor, lying is definitely not allowed.
However, the exception happens if the lie helps the depresses patients feel better physically and mentally and avoids hurting their feelings. That is why white lies are accectable. As a Chinese traditional proverb goes, one kind word can warm three winter months, while one vicious word can freeze people in June. It concludes people describe white lies as harmless and acceptable in order to protect other people's feelings.
In this day and age its very common to try and make it seem that there is a thin line between a white lie and a regular lie. I honestly believe there is no such value in white lies. A white lie is still a regular lie just with the application of being used in situations where in theory no harm could be done if the answer is not true. We do this all the time to protect someone from a situation where the truth might seem more damaging or not convenient. Using white lies for extended periods of time can lead to a bad habit where start lying just for the convenience. As explained by one of our presenters, one eventually can become indifferent to lies and thus might be labeled as an untrustworthy person. A little white lie can lead to unwanted results even if seems like there was no harm done at the moment.
I disagree with the presenters that said that white lies are harmless and acceptable. Regardless of whether a lie because of good or bad intent, it is still a lie, and like always the truth will come out anyways sooner or later. It is better to be honest rather than be a lier because if the truth will make the person upset and you tell them a white lie and they find out, they’ll possibly be more upset. Futhermore telling them the truth from the start could potentially stop a lot of unnecessary drama from happening down the line. The truth may hurt, but the truth is better being dealt with head on rather than postponing the truth for later. Telling the person the truth might be bad thing at first but it usually gets better once the person accepts the truth and deals with the emotions that come from that.
In Thursday's presentation, it was stated that white lies are beneficial to our lives. white lies are harmless and we count on white lies to maintain our social lives, and preserve image. In a way, white lies are essential to us. It can be used to avoid conflict, but we have to keep in mind that some people still view them as being unacceptable. As the second presenter had stated, ultimately, white lies are still lies and we need to be careful when we use them. They are okay to use but only to people we are not too close to and the use for them should be kept to a minimum.