College Essay: The Importance Of Lying In Our Society

Good Essays
College Essay by; Keishawna Foster

Lying is not acceptable and that people shouldn’t do it and that it does justify in our society. I think that if someone is lying for a good reason and an important reason then it will be ok. But if people are just lying because they don’t want to tell the truth or they got stuck in a situation where lying was the only thing that they could do and they don’t know how to tell the truth because they are so used to lying that they just keep lying to keep the lies. Lying would be acceptable to me if you were stuck in a situation and it was a situation where you just couldn’t tell the truth to them and you had to lie just so that you wouldn’t hurt them because you lied about what you did so that they
…show more content…
But to me I would accept a lie if it was like an actual thing that you just couldn’t tell me and it was serious and you just didn’t know if hurting me was worst or just lying to me. I think that if it’s a really serious situation and you just can’t tell them the truth then yes tell the lie and god and that person will understand why you did it and god will forgive you of your sins and that person may or may not forgive you for what you lied to them about if it was that important to lie to them or if you could of just told them then you shouldn’t have lied. Lying in society being acceptable would be like your trying to get out of trouble for something you did but you don’t want to get into trouble so you tell a lie to get yourself out of trouble all because you don’t want to get into trouble you shouldn’t have did what you shouldn’t have done to get into trouble and by lying yourself out of trouble you’re going to get into more trouble just because you are …show more content…
Do you think you want to lie again after you just caused more mess and trouble? People lie to get out of trouble to get out of situations they don't wanna be in and don't want to get in trouble but they shouldn't have put there self out there in that situation and then there wouldnt be no trouble and they wouldnt have to lie about anything lying is unacceptable you shouldn't do it. The things people lie for in our society shouldn't have lied for that reason because it's just the stupid things people lie for or do the dumbest things to get out of trouble. Why lie when you know eventually that day will come and you getting busted about lying instead of telling the truth and thats when you realize lying is bad lying doesn't get you anywhere no one will trust you no one will ever listen to you when you are telling them something because you have lied so

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Many people who lie do it to protect another person or to save a person from getting offended (160). Many would argue that no one has the right to decide for someone else whether or not they should be denied the truth because they may get offended. It may be considered evil to leave someone in the dark of something that could be completely life changing because, it they may not take it very well (161). No one would consider being polite to be immoral. If a person cannot stand to be around someone and pretends to be that person’s friend when they are around, that would be considered deceit.…

    • 1018 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Anybody can be lied to, which ever level you stand in todays world people will lie to you for good or bad reasons. It does not matter how much power or respect an individual obtains, people will carelessly lie to their face. In todays society, people lie because they are scared or in neglect of the truth,to avoid judgment and for the protection of others. When someone is scared to confront somebody else with the truth, they most likely end up lying to themselves or to others. For example, When someone is afraid of the outcome of a situation in which they will end up being the “bad guy,” they will do anything to prevent it from happening.…

    • 771 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I question whether to lie or not to lie, I picked that lying is okay because sometimes you have to lie in order to not cause any harms way. Lies, lies, lies why do we lie. Well for many reasons like one of it it's to protect the ones you love. Other times are for lies to get you from getting in trouble and that's called a liar. The lies they tell someone there simply from their tops of their heads.…

    • 437 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Why Do People Lie Essay

    • 1453 Words
    • 6 Pages

    For example, if there is a person who does not like conflict, he or she may tell a lie to fix the problem (Ford 98-99). People will also lie to other people by leaving out less desirable information that might hurt the other person emotionally. Lisa Firestone wrote “Even lies told in the name of protecting others can leave you feeling pretty bad about yourself, because you don’t feel like an authentic, strong individual when you aren’t being honest” (Firestone). The most common reason that lies by omission are told is to prevent unpleasant situations from occurring, even if it causes one to feel guilty (Firestone). People who have a big heart or cannot stand the thought of hurting someone or embarrassing them typically will lie to the other person by leaving out the more displeasing details.…

    • 1453 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Essay On Lying Is Okay

    • 825 Words
    • 4 Pages

    In my opinion I think it not okay to lie because if a person find out you lied than that means you lose trust and that they would not be able to to tell you a secret or something important because they will think that you will tell all kind of people but in different words. For example if your friend or someone want to tell you something important but they know that they can’t tell you because you had lied and she will also think that you will tell all kind of people but just saying in different words.In the article “ Honestly tell The Truth “ in paragraph 7 the authors mentions that you start manipulating information to control the outcome. This is the last reason why lying could not be…

    • 825 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    For people who tell the truth only to clear their own conscience they do not realize that not revealing the truth could have saved hearts from being broken. Realizing how the truth effects others is what a selfless person does. Sometimes holding in the truth can hurt us, like it would have the old man, but revealing the truth can hurt others even more. Revealing the truth can make us feel like we have integrity, but not realizing the guilt we should feel for hurting others feelings can destroy that. When someone dies and you have time before with them you often get closure, yet in this case you then question everything they ever did or say to you without any…

    • 1521 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    You will start feeling guilty and want to tell someone. This matters because you will lose trust from people and if it contains they would no longer believe you even if your telling the truth. In conclusion, lying isn't always acceptable because there are so many costs, and reasons why lying is bad and it never goes the way you want…

    • 871 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    1. According to Ericsson, we all lie because we want to avoid confrontation, spare people’s feelings, and to get out of particular situations. To avoid confrontations, sometimes it is necessary to lie, for example, if you were talking about someone behind their back and they hear about it, you are going to deny that you ever talked bad about that person to avoid getting into an alteration. If someone is wearing an ugly outfit that they are real proud of, you are most likely going to lie to them by telling that someone that you love their outfit just to avoid hurting their feelings. Lastly, we lie to get out of situations because we sometimes we have other things to do.…

    • 1651 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Does Lying Affect People

    • 706 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Usually the liar will be bail of hurting him/she feelings. People wouldn’t be able to trust them . According to, “Article 2 Rejecting All Lies: immanuel Kant”, In paragraph 3, “ Even worse, it harm the liar himself , by destroying his human dignity and making him move worthless even than a small things”. Lying isn’t always the solvation to all problems. There times when the truth is better because you don’t want to be a liar for the…

    • 706 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Granted, people say lying is never Justified according to Immanuel Kant who believes any lying is bad(Article 1, paragraph 8), however I think that lying helps to protect someone from a death situation. For instance, “Lying to protect others can literally be a matter of life or death situation”(Article 1, Paragraph 1). This also shows that lying can help protect someone from a death situation or harmful. One again can notice that if someone is in danger or their life is in risk you can save them by lying. For example, Blanton says” We shouldn’t manipulate the truth except for rare times- if you are hiding Anne Frank in your attic because her life is in danger”(Article 3, Paragraph 11).…

    • 714 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays