Power Of A Lie Essay

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Today thousands of tall tales are told. “One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.” (Goodreads.com). By telling one lie we are diminishing the power of the truth. What is the point in lying? Does it make people feel better about themselves? Does it make others feel more popular? In order to find the answer to these questions you have to take a deeper look into lies told by individuals that have impacted their life greatly. These have a greater impact on those who observe a lie being told. There are several examples of lies told today by people who are trying to make themselves look more important such as the lies told by Rosie Ruiz, Diane Downs, and Steve Rannazzisi.
Rosie Ruiz lied to many people starting with “running” a marathon
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Rosie Ruiz for example, cheated in running the Boston marathon. I have lost trust in her because since I am a runner I respect the and admire the person that wins the Boston marathon because that is a big deal and something to look up to, and she told a fib which made me stop trusting in her. A second example would be Diane Downs. Diane Downs lied about shooting her own three children. This has caused me to stop believing in public figures because shooting kids is a big deal and if you were being blamed for shooting kids it would be a hard thing to deal with and just because she didn’t want to go to jail she lied and that’s not the right thing to do. A final example of why I have lost trust in public figures would be because of Steve Rannazzisi. Steve Rannazzisi lies about surviving the Twin Towers attack on 9/11. This has lead me to lose trust in public figures because the attack on 9/11 was a big deal that left many people all around the world heart broken, and not many survived so surviving it would be a big deal and is not something to lie about just to make you look good. As I have said, I have lost trust in public figures because of poorly made decisions that others have

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