White Lies

White Lies - White Lies Harmless Lying White lies are at...

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White Lies Harmless Lying - White lies are at the other end of the spectrum of deception from lies in a serious crisis - Most common and the most trivial forms that duplicity can take - A white lie in this sense, is a false hood not meant to injure anyone, and of little moral import - A social practice more clearly deceptive is that giving a false excuse so as not to hurt the feelings of someone making an invitation or request: to say one “cant” do what in reality one may not want to do - Other white lies are told in an effort to flatter, to throw a cheerful interpretation on depressing circumstances, or to show gratitude for unwanted gifts. - They do not harm, provide needed support and cheer and help dispel gloom and boredom - Preserve the equilibrium and often the humaneness of social relationships - Can be beneficial Placebos - Two miscalculations so common to minor forms of deceit: o Ignoring possible harm and failing to see how gestures assumed to be trivial build up into collectively undesirable practices
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