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seattlegirl123 seattlegirl123 18-21, F 7 Answers Dec 21, 2010

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lying is wrong, no ifs ands or buts about it<br />
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truth hurts sometimes, but its necessary...it keeps reality in check for us all

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Perhaps lying will protect at that exact moment. But chances are, the truth will eventually be found out and feelings will be hurt.

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very true

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I think that is probably an overused excuse.

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a lot of people are probably going to tell you that they would never lie...blah blah blah... but I think this is one of those things that unless you are in that specific situation you really can't say for sure. A couple of years ago I would have put on my righteous hat and told you that nothing good ever came from a lie but consider this: my kid was excited about adopting this beautiful dog, i got a phone call the same day we were picking him that he had some respiratory problems and the shelter didn't think he was going to make it, a few hour later they called to say the dog was dead. I couldn't tell my kid that, she was so happy and well, it is xmas time. I lied and made myself the bad guy and said that I had re-considered and that the dog was too big for our family. I gave her the chance to pick another one. I will in the future confess my lie but not right now.

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Sometimes in extreme circumstances you may have to deceive or withold information to protect those you love. An outright lie to a direct question is never good and guilt is dreadfully destructive so always needs to be for incredibly good and never selfish reasons

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