We grow up being taught that lying is bad and will just end up coming back to you in the end but we also grow up being able to say that white lies are an okay way of lying if it has to do with keeping someone else's feelings from being hurt. for example, If someone asks how their cooking is and it is terrible but you don't want to hurt them then you normally say it is good,
White lies are okay in some instances depending on the reason. As the speakers mentioned in class a white lie is acceptable when it’s is used to protect someone from something or some information that might otherwise hurt them. I believe that it’s oaky to tell a white lie if there is no malicious intent.
White lies are acceptable rather than actual lies because they protect the feelings of others, are often not serious, and can make others feel good about themselves. Both my classmates said that they believe white lies are acceptable, because they're usually used to protect the feelings of others. In my opinion, white lies are fine as long as they do not cause any harm to individuals. For example, if a woman asks her significant other if the dress she's wearing makes her look bad, and he responds with "no," even if she doesn't look her best. If an individual lies about knowing something important such as something related to a crime case, that is not acceptable. It involves a situation that impacts many other individuals, and could potentially help solve the case.
I really enjoyed how one of the presenters explained how white lies are used to protect others. I have used white lies to protect others sack not my own and it can be seen as thoughtful rather than hateful.
White lies are mainly used to protect the feelings of others. Although we are taught that lies are wrong growing up, we never know how someone may react to a harsh truth. For instance, your friend buys an article that they think is fashionable, but you don’t think it looks that great. Instead of saying it looks terrible, you might just want to be a supportive friend and say it looks fine. As long as the white lie is used with good intentions, they should be considered okay to use.
Telling a lie to avoid hurting their feelings will only lead to the growth into big lies, permanent problems, and a questionable character. The presenters in class on Journal #4 all had the same belief on the occasional use of white lies to avoid hurting someone's feelings. I however disagree with the use of lies over all. I do not support to use of white lies because when someone lets themselves tell a lie it becomes a lot easier to do it the next time. Another reason is because once a lie is told to someone you care you risk the fact that the person was not worth knowing the truth which can result in a loss of that relationship. And lastly I do not support white lies because a lie is a lie and one it is told all of our truths will be put into question.
When we were little we were taught not to lie and always tell the truth, but what kid actually listened? We lied constantly as children to keep ourselves from getting in trouble. As we got older we understood when to lie and when to tell the truth. An acceptable white is would be a lie you tell someone to not hurt their feelings.
White lies are so harmless comparing to a huge dramatic lie. White lies help and protect loved ones when we don't want to hurt their feelings and emotions. Everyone says a white lie if you don't then you are the actual big fat liar that nobody likes.White are the harmless most common lies.
There are no major differences between lies and white lies. The only difference between these two lies is that white lies are told to only make someone feel better under some exceptions. Personally i believe lying or white lies are not okay, it is always better to own up to it and tell the truth. Sooner or later the truth is going to be revealed. As Napoleon Hill mentioned in his book "Think and Grow Rich", "it is always better to confess your mistakes, for it is far more embarrassing to be confessed then to confess." and this is true. White lies is to help someone hear what they want to hear, instead of being told the truth. Lying is a selfish decision made by a person who was taught how to lie.
Growing up our parents taught us that lying is bad, but that small lies were fine as long they stopped someone from getting hurt. While this is somewhat hypocritical it makes sense. White lies are good because people would rather be comforted instead of being told harsh truths. White lies are only tolerated because they make us feel good. They allow us to lie in order to spare the feelings of others. We accept them because we don’t want to hurt others even if we have to lie.
White lies and major lies, both are still lies. But people intend to call any lie a “white lie” sometimes, no matter how much you try to protect someone from something, it’s better to say the truth than say a lie that can hurt someone in the long run. I understand a white lie is told to protect others and sometimes it feels like the best thing to do but is it really?
White lies might not seem to be as bad as regular lies, however, they can have the same effect. For example, let’s say you don’t want to disagree with someone’s decision. The first example is to not tell your friend their outfit isn’t cute because they think it is, you’re saving yourself from getting insulted back and them from getting upset instead of actually telling them the truth. So they go out in that outfit and other people also might think it’s not fashionable and you could’ve saved them the trouble of going out like that but you didnt. Same with makeup, if someone’s eyeliner is horrible and you don’t want to tell them because you think it’s rude or it might hurt their feelings and they go out like that others are going to think the same thing and stare at them. So instead of agreeing with someone’s decision when you actually don’t, tell them what you think because it would help them and help you too. So in a sense, white lies are “okay” but can cause the same amount of damage as regular lies.