The Lie about “The Truth about Lying”

Telling lies is one of the contradictory arguments that people have among them. When someone lies, that does not sound good to others’ ears, or rather even the liar will feel guilty about the lie that he or she had told. Lies can be classified in to four different groups according to the lies that we tell based on the article “The Truth about The Lies” by Judith Viorst. I think all the lies that we tell will remain valid and useful until they remain as lies – truth should never be found. If not, if someone finds out the truth someday, then that will be embarrassing and more than that, it will bring some other serious problems as well especially when we dare to lie for serious matters and or family matters.
I don’t really dare to tell lies especially to my parents or elders. However, I sometimes hide the truth or just make evasive answers when answering their questions. But for sure, I have never been caught by others as a liar. In some cases, when I give my words to someone, true that I lie, but I do unwillingly. However, we know that the requirement to tell lies is in order to hide the things that someone did bad or illegal or considered to be wrong. Often times if this is the case, I don’t support or promote people to lie. This is because one lie that we tell to in order to hide the mistakes that we have made will lead us to tell thousands of other lies in order to hide the previous lies. Therefore, this lying process will continue as a chain and finally when too many lies come in to our plans, we often forget whom we told what! This will ultimately put us in to trouble though it does not seem that way at the first sight itself.
Therefore, according to my interpretations, I think that avoiding telling leis is the best thing to avoid all the other problems. First, we have to be truthful to ourselves and then we can be truthful to others; hence, it is better to avoid lying.

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5 Responses to The Lie about “The Truth about Lying”

  1. auwsohana says:

    dear momtaj, i like your reasoning that truth is the best solution to avoid problems. i also try to avoid lying with my family, friends and elders. but, we are social being, it is not possible to tell the truth always. to show manners or respect others’ emotion, we have to hide the truth sometimes.

  2. I believe that lie is morally wrong, and it harms both the person who lie and the person who listens. Some people may thing lying is necessry to keep others’ happy, but I think it is just a way of making excuse. Everyone should be able to face the truth, and speak the truth so that it does not harm repeatedly as Mumthaz says.

  3. I believe that lying is morally wrong, and it harms both the person who lie and the person who listens. Some people may thing lying is necessry to keep others’ happy, but I think it is just a way of making excuse. Everyone should be able to face the truth, and speak the truth so that it does not harm repeatedly as Mumthaz says.

  4. I believe that lying is morally wrong, and it harms both the person who lies and the person who listens. Some people may think that lying is necessry in order to keep others happy, but I think it is just the way of making excuse. Everyone should be able to face the truth, and speak the truth so that it does not harm repeatedly as Mumthaz says.

  5. You really are an obedient daughter that you have never dared to lie to you parents. But these white lies does not mean to save youself from danger, these can be used when you don’t want to hurt them by telling the truth. May be there are many things that you have lied about only so that you parents don’t become sad.

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