There were multiple things I did wrong, I lied and cheated. I was dishonest to Josh and Hayden. The reason this is a bad thing is that it hurt people I love. Lying will ruin relationships with people who are the closest to you. If lying was a regular thing, life would be difficult. People would have to figure out right from wrong and not even rely on books at that point. To lie is to achieve a purpose that has no beneficial ending. In the end of this grounding, I can definitely assure you I will not be lying again. This was not worth every cent of lying. In my life, I can’t imagine someone doing this to me. If Hayden lied to me, I honestly wouldn’t know because Hayden is a very good liar. I’m just joking, but it wouldn’t want to talk to them or trust them anymore. I couldn’t understand someone close to me, lying. In the end, the biggest person I hurt in the end was me. As a Christian, I have found 2 scriptures from the bible explaining how cruel lying is: the first one is, “Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.” (Proverbs 25:18) This verse explains lying is similar to killing someone. It says how it is “as harmful as hitting them with an ax” which is might wound them but wound them really bad. I can’t imagine getting hit with an ax, that probably kills you. That’s how much it affects someone and how their trust is so valuable. It is literally stabbing someone in the back. The
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In 1983, Raymond Carver introduced his short story “Cathedral” to the public. The first-person narrative takes place within the narrator’s home, where his wife is waiting upon the arrival of her blind friend Robert. The narrator, however, becomes more concerned about how Robert’s visit will affect him rather than enjoy the situation. Once Robert arrives, the narrator tries to understand the blind man, but he is unaware of what tasks Robert is capable of performing due to the narrator’s inability to “see”. In time, Robert shows the narrator the difference between looking and seeing through illustrations of a cathedral, drawn by the narrator with his eyes closed. “Cathedral’s” narrator exposes readers to anti-heroic views
Everyone has come to a crossroad at some point in their life where they have to either face a harsh reality or hide behind a beautiful lie. At first glance the lie always looks great, and will usually make the situation better, at least in the moment. However, we end up looking back on all of the times we lied and got in trouble for it: the beatings we have taken for telling a lie, the times we have gotten our phone taken away, and most of all the friends we have lost for having the truth come out later. But maybe all of those people were wrong, ironically they stopped us from believing the truth about the truth for all those years. The truth does not matter because sometimes you never really know what is the truth, people believe what the want, and often times telling the truth is boring.
Why do political candidates, like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, sacrifice their morals and alter the moral fabric of society by using dirty tricks and maneuvers, twisting the truth, and telling outright lies?
Being an athletes is one of the best-paid jobs on Earth. Being that they are paid so much the cost for the consumer is very high. The prices of tickets and sports memorabilia have been steadily rising over the years. The average ticket prices for the NHL, MLB, NBA and NFL all rose 5% to 10% this year, according to Jon Greenberg, executive editor of Team Marketing Report. (Mihoces).
The cost of college tuition is continually on the rise and has placed many burdens on high school students as well as their families. Some of the burdens that are placed are a result of parents putting pressure on their children to earn scholarships. Some of the burden is a result of students putting pressure on themselves to earn scholarships. Then, there is the burden of high college debt once the student graduates. Is this pressure really helping our students or is it hurting them? The bottom line is college tuition is skyrocketing out of control and something must be done before it destroys our families and our children.
The last time I saw Charlie outside prison walls we were on the run. Charlie was on the run, not I, I just went along for the ride because he was my husband. Charlie was on parole, but he loved to drink his booze. In our state it's a violation to drink while on parole.
Many people in our society have been cast away and looked down upon because they are different from us. Others convey these messages including Harper Lee , in To Kill a Mockingbird , and "What , of this Goldfish , Would You Wish ? ",by Etgar Keret. We can accept others in many ways including ending discrimination , disregards people past action or choice , and being able to see stuff from others people's point of view. Humans need to always accept those who are different for the greater good of our society .
Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Donald Trump, has been under fire in the aftermath of possible collusion. Kushner has gone under investigation after emails were leaked of a Russian meeting and is being interviewed to get information. The dishonesty of Kushner, has shaken the trust within the government and the incriminating evidence keeps surfacing as the interviews conclude. The news focused on the four meetings that occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign, and the main people that were involved in the meeting.
Lying has always been something that goes against my moral code. While it’s not necessarily the utmost condemnable thing a person can do, it is a more accessible evil. Most people I know don’t commit murder or other grand crimes, but I’d venture to say most people I know lie. Ever since I was young, I always felt that lying was so deeply wrong, purposefully deceiving the people around you. As long as I remember, I would feel so ashamed whenever I lied, but on the
The majority of us lie as which is known already, but one peculiar fact is that it only took 10 minutes for somebody to tell a lie. Furthermore, that was the result of a survey which showed that 60% of adults who were surveyed confessed that within the first 10 minutes of conversing with someone, they already had told a lie to them. Although, people rejected the idea of lying, they still lied. In addition, people didn’t lie to cause harm, they actually did it to make it seem like they are interesting. Nevertheless, when we try to protect others or try to get out of trouble we tend to lie. We know it’s wrong, we’ve been taught that our whole life, and somehow we still do it. Although I disagree with the idea of lying and believe we should be honest more than dishonest, I still do it time to time. I didn’t want to lie, but
In conclusion gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do some kids feel that being in a gang is an acceptable and prestigious way to live? There are many different theories to these questions. On the surface, gangs may appear to be shallow and materialistic; a result of human beings' personal wants, but there are speculations that are more profound. In reference to the way humans are influenced in society, there is valid evidence to distribute blame at negative forces of economic disadvantages, capitalism, and the media.
Almost everyone who has seen a cop television show or movie has heard the saying “You have the right to remain silent”. In America, people are raised to believe that the justice system never fails, and that no matter what happens justice will always prevail, though for some people this safety net has failed them. Since the late 1980s six studies have documented 250 interrogation-induced false confessions. Police-induced false confessions are the result of multistep process and sequence of influence, persuasion, and compliance. Imagine that a solider of the U.S. military is brought in for questioning, kept locked up for sixteen hours in an interrogation room, constantly threatened with the death penalty if they did not confess to the crime, and the whole time left without representation. In 1997 this was the case for four individuals from Norfolk, Virginia held without representation and forced to give false confessions.
I think that if I stay truthful my life will be better than what it is now. If I do the right things then I can prove myself that I am dependable, responible, loyal, ect. If I do the wrong things then I will not get to do some of the things that I want to do. So I must stay truthful to myself and to others, because then I will show that I can do more things than what I am doing now. So the examples of bad is that when I was in fifth grade I cussed and I lied about that and I knew that I was in bigger trouble, than if I told the truth. When I told the truth no one got mad, they just say don’t do it again or learn from this mistake. An example was that I didn’t water the animals, or feed them properly, but I told my parents the truth and they just said next time do it
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov. Self-deception is the act of deceiving, or lying to yourself. Lying to ourselves is frequent, as it is a part of our brain. Self-deception may show itself in many ways. It may be as small of a lie as “I didn’t do that bad on my presentation, and anyways the mistakes were all my partner’s fault”, when you knew you did not do the work, to avoiding the thought that your family member has an addiction when you find a hidden liquor bottle in their room. There is much debate on all
Having escaped rule from a tyrannical British government, the United States was founded on ideals of freedom and equality for all people. These fantasies of universal egalitarianism turned out to be merely that: fantasies. American history is full of stories of the oppressed struggling to get the rights they deserve and of the controversy over these issues that consequently ensues. “The Hypocrisy of American Slavery” by Frederick Douglass and “We Shall Overcome” by Lyndon B. Johnson are two speeches made confronting two of these issues. Douglass’s speech, delivered in 1852, condemns the institution of slavery and maintains that slaves are men and are therefore entitled to freedom. Johnson’s speech, on the other hand, was written in 1965 and discussed the civil rights movement. In it, he implored local governments to allow all American citizens, regardless of race, to vote. Despite the significant gap in time between these two addresses, both speakers use similar persuasive techniques, including ethos, pathos, and parallelism, to convince their audience that change needs to be implemented in America.