The Is The Best Policy Essay

915 WordsNov 4, 20154 Pages
In certain situations, women lie because it is socially necessary. “Honesty is the best policy” is an ideology spoken by many, but practiced by few. The most common reason for this is obvious, we want to protect the feelings of others. We have been taught at a very young age that lying is unacceptable, but by the age of five we are explicitly encouraged by our parents to lie when we are told to tell grandma how much we absolutely love the itchy, ugly sweater we got for Christmas. Lying is necessary to maintain positive relationships. Society condones lying when our intentions are to preserve the feelings of others. Woman are required to lie for social purposes. We don’t want to hear the truth all the time. The truth hurts. We don’t want the painful burden of always telling the truth. It’s hurtful for those around us and we will ,without a doubt lose all friendships. If she wants to maintain a good relationship with her friends, she cannot be brutally honest all the time. Especially, when handling romantic relationships. If her friend’s boyfriend breaks up with her, she is forced to lie: Friend 1: WTH! Ben just broke up with me! There better not be another girl! I hate him so much! Friend 2: No way! What happened? You two were perfect together. He doesn’t know what he’s missing. He’s stupid for letting you go. Friend 1: I know! Ugh..I don’t even want to think about him right now. Let’s go to a party tonight. The woman lies by omitting the truth. She may have some advice
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