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Cristian DeGuire Lying Essay Since I was a young boy, I was taught that lying is morally wrong and that it can adversely affect the people around me in my life. Personally, I believe that lying is wrong unless under extreme circumstances. However, I have the tendency to lie whenever I feel like I am going to get into trouble. First of all, it is sometimes better to lie than to tell the truth so that ONE do not hurt others. Some people can feel disappointed, frustrated, or upset if the words from other people aren’t the wanted words that these people expected. For example, imagine that you are going to have a meal at your close friend house in one evening. During the evening, you may not like the dinner that your close friend serves. What would you do? Of course, you cannot say “ Your meal is irritating and I hate it”. This would be very rude. Instead you should try to be more polite. Although you don’t like the meal, you should say “I like your dinner tonight, your dessert and the other courses are the most delicious ones that I have ever tasted”. After meal, you will see that your friendship will be strengthened, and your friend will behave more respectful to you since you will have said the things that he/she wanted from you. The other example is that you can motivate somebody by telling a lie instead of hurting . Imagine again that you are teacher, and there is a student who is unsuccessful. Other teachers think that this student has no
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