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  • White Lie Is Still a Lie

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    including ourselves. Moreover, we also have educated that it is better to accept the consequences of my actions than to lie. However, the more we grow up, the more we know about using of lying because telling the truth cannot always solve the problem. From my point of view, some lying is acceptable, some is not. It depends upon what purposes that make people tell lies. A white lie is allegedly one which is done for someone's good and which harms no one. There’s no such thing. The philosophical view

  • The Issue Of A White Lie

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    A white lie is a term for a harmless or trivial lie. Humans lie and that is a truth no one can deny. I had dinner at a friend’s house last week and she went out of her way to cook a complex seafood meal, which I did not care for. When asked if I wanted seconds, I said no. My claim was that I was already full. Was that lie? Yes, I lied to be polite, rather than to tell her I did not like the way she prepared the fish. The First Amendment gives us the right to tell these lies without fear of repercussions

  • Summary Of The White Lie By Ericsson

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    lunch. She states that we all tell lies: “We lie. We all do. We exaggerate, we minimize, we avoid confrontation, we spare people’s feelings…” She writes her essay from the first person perspective. She uses exemplification: provides examples of the ways we lie during the course of the day. She states, “I told my client traffic had been bad. When my partner came home, his haggard face told me his day hadn’t gone any better than mine…” Syntax: “We lie. We all do.” This creates a sense of tension

  • What Is A White Lie Essay

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    have tendencies to lie in order to benefit themselves or others. One very common lie is a white lie, which is a lie that is considered harmless and often is used to avoid hurting someone's feelings. Another type of lie is an Out-and-Out lie, which are “complete” or “absolute” lies that are often bad, or the person is trying to avoid trouble. Everybody lies at some point to avoid, protect, or to minimize consequences. However, consequences are determined by the severity of the lie. The less severe,

  • Stephanie Ericsson The White Lie Analysis

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    We all lie, to say we do not in and of itself is a lie. Humans lie in a multitude of ways. Stephanie Ericsson writes about the falsehoods we tell- is it beneficial or does it cause more damage? The author argues our lies are more powerful than we think; like any other action lies have their consequences. However, even with this knowledge we continue to lie, and include it in our everyday life. I believe your intentions can not justify the action as you are never certain of the outcome.

  • A White Lie in the Heart of Darkness Essay examples

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    A White Lie in the Heart of Darkness “He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision, – he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath – ‘The horror! The horror!’” (Conrad, Heart of Darkness, pg112)1. After returning to Brussels, Marlow pays a visit to Kurtz’ intended and brings these final words of Kurtz with him. When asked to reveal Kurtz’ last declaration, Marlow offers this: “‘The last word he pronounced was – your name.’” (Heart, pg123). He lies.

  • The Truth vs. the "White Lie"

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    The Truth vs. the “White Lie” Lying in a marriage is a slippery slope and trust is a delicate thing. I have told my children that a thousand truths can be destroyed by just one lie. Once those truths are destroyed, it is the lie that will typify you. The truth is extremely powerful as well, because you can try to bury it, but you can't kill it. Sooner or later someone is going to dig it up. The truth is an awkward subject that our spouses believe they want to hear no matter what the answer

  • The Mystery Of Liars By Nancy Farmer

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    Today there exist a white lie which states that you are telling a lie to help someone. Why do we teach our kids that lying is bad when adults lie all the time? In the quote Nancy Farmer compares the liars to rats who are cowards that hides and runs around in dark places because looking at the word lying it can gives off a vibe of a dark and lonely place. Just like rats who runs and hides in dark places, liars are basically hiding behind the shadows and living alone in their lie. From the quote I agree

  • Stephanie Ericsson's Essay: The Ways We Lie

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    Ways We Lie”, I believe that there are several ways a person may tell a lie. According to our text, Webster defines a lie as a false statement or action especially made with the intent to deceive. Some lies can be harmless and others can be very harmful. Any lie told is one of deceitful intentions, whether it was an intentional or unintentional lie. A person could tell a white lie, facade, ignoring the plain facts, stereotypes and clichés, or an out-and-out lie. Regardless, of what type of lie that

  • Analysis Of The Book ' The Noble Lie '

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    the decision that a simple lie brings. I believe she doesn’t have any faith that everyone could tell the truth. The truth is something that is hard to say, and people at times need to lie to protect their love ones. In the beginning of the chapter of “The Noble Lie” she explains how there are different lies. She explains how the lies have different reasons to for people doing it. For some of those reasons it is impossible to be completely truth. Some have to lie to protect others, and cover