In today's world white white lies are no just accepted are almost require. For some people white lies are bad, the same to any lie. I think we create an atmosphere where we have to speak very carefully, because is you speak in a wrong way, can get involve in very serious problems. In one hand is good that we respect others, but in the other hand is like we accept better a lie than a reasonable true.
Telling a lie avoids conflict. The liar thinks they are protecting themselves as well as the receiver by telling a lie. Some people rather lie than tell the truth to avoid their own feelings of fear, anxiety and rejection. A lie is easier than having to explain or defend one self.
A white lie on the other hand is different. There's no harm in telling a white lie if used in a good way. For example when planning a surprise birthday party for a child or family member. A white lie is common for parents to tell children about the Easter bunny, tooth fairy or Santa Claus. Usually white lies are explainable and understandable.
Victoria said a white lie can be acceptable in some situations. It depends on the person and the situation. Jeffrey mentioned white lies can be acceptable if there is no damage. However, it can backfire on you.
This is my opinion. Lying is an inevitable part of human nature. Lying is a form of deception. Lying diminishes trust between human beings. If people didn't tell the truth, life would become very hard. Nobody can be trusted. Nothing you heard or read can be trusted. This is not a world I would like to be part of. On the other hand, We have the little white lies. Many would say its okay to tell a white lie or a fib, given certain situations. Here are some examples when people justify a white lie. A white lie is okay when you have someone's best interest at heart, giving constructive criticism and or a life and death situation. In my early childhood, I remember my grandma always saying “I rather you hurt me with the truth, instead of a lie.” When saying a white lie, ask yourself how beneficial the white lie was to you and the other party, and what positive outcome could have come from telling the truth instead.
The purpose of white lies is to minimize an unpleasant situation. White lies usually happen when someone tries to avoid certain circumstances that will create conflict. Although, it helps at times, there is still a possible chance that we can't avoid hurting someone.
In contrast, lying has the intention to deceit with the ultimate goal of taking advantage for self-interest or personal goal.
We tell lies to avoid problems, and sometimes lies help us get out of dangerous situations, but sometimes we tell lies to avoid getting ourselves into a punishment that we don’t want to go through.
White lies are told to protect us and not face the actual truth. Most of the time these lies are told to us when we’re younger, when we are kids. Parents tell us these white lies so we don’t feel sad, but sometimes the tell them to get whatever you want for themselves. For example when you were younger and had a birthday party, your family members or whoever attended your party gave you money as a gift. One of your parents might tell you “let me hold on to it for safe keeping”. Well that money most of that time isn’t even safe with them. Sometimes they use it for their one personal use. Another place were white lies are told, is when sometimes tells another person “I won’t be gone to long” these are told so the person isn’t left in much worry that they already are. The person is left with the thought they will return and won’t be gone for longer than a certain time period. White lines are used in many different situation, for the most part, white lies are almost the same as regular lies but used more in a sentiment way.
Both Jeffrey and Michelle stated that white lies are okay every once in a while as long as it doesn't cause damage to yourself or others. At the end of it all some people may consider white lies still lies because you're not being honest.
I say that white lies are okay as long as they dont cause a huge impact
on others or even yourself. Sometimes people mistake the real meaning of white lies. The true meaning is that these lies are seen as "pure“ as the color white is. An example can be like when your significant other asks how they look in something and you dont want to be rude or kill their happy vibe so you just say that they look fantastic! And everyone is happy and moves on.
White lies are supposed to be small lies that won't cause conflict later on. Such as telling your kids that the tooth fairy or Santa is real, but as they get older they will learn they aren't real from there friends. Lying is something that will hurt you at the end, such as cheating on a test and the teacher was watching you. And you're saying you didnt cheat. You’re just getting yourself into a deep black hole that you won’t be able to get yourself out from. Lying can cause a lot of damaged in someone's life.
People telling white lies just to avoid and get out of awkward, uncomfortable, and embrassing situations. My classmates said that telling white lies are harmless and acceptable only in certain situations. It depends on who the person is and what the situation is about. People usually tell lies because it is easier than having to explain or defend themselves. However, telling white lies or lying in general can backfire on you when the person found out that you lied to them.
I think white lie are acceptable only if it is used in a good way or it is used to help prevent hurting the other person's feelings. And if there is no harm done. Everybody tells white lies on the daily basis even without their knowlegde. For example, when someone asked you how was your day? You would mostly likely instantly say it was good, fine, or okay without actually thinking about how your day was. Even if you were having a bad day you would most likely just say that your day was fine just so that you can avoid explaining why your day was bad. Although, white lies can help you avoid or get out of awkward, uncomfortable, and embrassing situations there is still a chance that you are hurting someone's feelings. Eventhough, we know that lying is bad we just can't help it because it is easier then having to explaining and defending ourselves. And lying is just an inevitable part of human nature.
I agree with both of the people who presented in class. They said that white lies are innocent and telling a lie can backfire on you. I think that telling a lie is okay and can be called a "white lie" if it is innocently to protect someone's feelings. For example if you are cheating on your significant other and you are not telling the truth to protect their feelings that is not a white lie. That is a lie and it's not okay to lie about stuff like that. Another example is when someone asks you how they look in a certain outfit, no one wants to hear that they look bad, so in this case it is okay to tell an innocent lie.
White lies are ok to some extent. People tell white lies in order to not hurt someone’s feelings or to get out of trouble. But white lies can be toxic. Sometimes, white lies start off as a good thing like in order to not make some one feel bad or in order to make some one feel good. And then poof! The so called “beauty” of a white lie can fade and then turn into this dark thing that is used for ones own personal gain. They get use to white lies and they figure they’ve gotten away with white lies before so they graduate and start telling actual lies that is only going to help themselves. And inevitably end up causing themselves and others pain.
They both state that white lies are okay in some situations, and as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone. White lies are not acceptable.
They always backfire. White lies are suppose to be harmless and it’s usually used to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. White lies are not acceptable because simply starting a lie creates more and more lies. Lying becomes a habit then you just find yourself lying all the time. Even if it’s just small lies. Eventually we can end up hurting someone because we lose their trust. So it’s better to not lie at all because we avoid so much drama and deception.
Sometimes lying can either be for a good reason or it can turn into something big. Lying can either get you out of bad situations. It can also help protect people. For example your parents can lie to you about certain situations in order to not hurt your feelings. Many parents prefer lying to their kids then for them to hurt them. Or when you make a mistake and you don’t want anyone knowing you’ll either make up a lie or go with the consequences that come with it. Many people also lie for the benefit of them. Sometimes lying gets a little out of hand and makes the situation worst, since some people hate being lied to.
White lies are still lies and are the same thing, since both of them are not the true, because they can both cause negative affect to both parties and that is why white lies are not okay.
People feel that white lies are okay to say because they believe they are doing it so not to hurt others with the truth. But what people do not seem to understand is that they are make things worst than what they should be by telling white lies. People assume that others will not question if it is the truth or not, that others will just accept it to be true. Lies are told to deceive others and that goes the same with white lies, like one of my fellow classmates said about writing white lies on a resume to make it seem better or about telling a loved one that they look good because they do not want to tell them the true. In both those situations they are deceiving others. There are different ways on how white lies affect people.
White lies can affect those that tell them and those they are being told to. Say that on a resume one writes some white lies and get hired for those reasons only, when they go to work and have no idea what to do, they will look bad because of those white lies. They can be fired since they do not know how to perform the duties on their resume and not only that other companies and people can be informed which cam make it difficult to get another job opportunity. When a friend or family member find out that they were lied to will be hurt since they will feel betrayed. When children find out that Santa Claus is not real they lash-out to their parents and might even want to hurt themselves as well. The truth is sometime hard to handle but it is not impossible bear it.
In life no one is perfect and telling a white lie is an example of why no one is perfect. White lies aren't necessary always something big because it just comes out. For example, if your girlfriend asked you " do I look ugly with this outfit? " and you respond " no " even tho she does , that's a white lie because you wanna lie so that you don't make her feel bad about her self or make you look bad because you said the truth. The truth always hurts but spitting out a white lie will save you from that. So why are white lie good? they are good because they keep you away from spitting out the truth and hurting someone or yourself.
Both presenters stated that white lies are okay depending on the situation you are in. White lies usually are small, deliberate, and harmless, which is why many people use it because it produces favorable results and not cause any harm.
I believe white lies can be good but can create complexities. Depending what the situation is. White lies sometimes protect other people from getting hurt and may convey kindness; however, it can also harm you emotionally and can cause mistrust. I believe it can harm you emotionally because telling someone a white lie can be a very stressful experience. For example, lying to your family or friend about a personal issue that is affecting you tremendously. This type of white lie is emotionally harmful because you’re saying “all is good” when in reality you don’t have the emotional support. People sometimes find out the truth and lose trust. I believe it is important to ask ourselves if it is appropriate to tell a white lie before doing so and finding the best response given the particular situation.
Telling a white lie will eventually turn in to a big lie because your feeding the beast which is the lie that’s why my opinion is to just come clean ..