The Advantages and Disadvantages of Telling a Lie

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Telling a Lie Are there any people who have never lied? Of course, there is no human being who has never lied. According to statistics shown in “Brain Statistics”, about sixty percent of people lie at least once during ten minute conversation. Lying plays an important role in our life. People have been lying since their childhood. Saki, twentieth-century British writer, said: “A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a lot of explonations” (Northstar 5 Listening and Speaking, page 44). We lie for several reasons, but is there any advantage of lying? There are a lot of advantages of telling a lie. Despite the fact that telling a lie has advantages, it also has several disadvantages. The first advantage of telling a lie is that people can avoid punishment. “We need lies in order to live”, said Friedrich Nietzsche, nineteenth-century German Philosopher (Northstar 5 Listening and Speaking, page 44). It means that we cannot live without lying, it is vital for us. This kind of lying is mostly peculiar to children. Sometimes their brains send signals and make them tell a lie. For example, a small child who has broken mother’s beloved vase, will not tell the truth to his or her mother, and, as a result, he or she will avoid the punishment. Although this kind is mostly common to children, some adults also show such kind of lying. For instance, in the trial adults become nervous and try to find a way of escaping punishment such as death

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