Essay on The Importance of Not Lying

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The Importance of Not Lying
To lie means to make an untrue statement with the intent to deceive, according to the Webster’s dictionary. It also means to simply create a false or misleading statement on purpose. There are also many synonyms to the word “lie,” such as: prevaricate, equivocate, palter, and fib. The word lie happens to be the most blunt of this group. “Prevaricate” softens the bluntness of a lie by implying quibbling or confusing the issue. This form of lying is common in courtroomms and press conferences by lawyers and politicians. “Equivocate” implies using words having more than one sense in an attempt to say one thing but to mean another. This is an attempt to mislead one without feeling as if one has lied. “Palter”
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The Army defines many of these boundaries for soldiers through codes of conduct, expected duties, and rules regarding fraternization; it also defines the limits of each soldier's career positions through policies, standards and identified levels of MOS training. It is most important to note, however, every individual’s ability and freedom to make their own choices - that is to say, their autonomy - and the ways that those choices may be influenced at the crux of decision. All the codes and standards and regulations in the world cannot change the fact that soldiers, as human beings, face the choice every day to react with respect or disdain in any given situation; and as human beings, they do not always live up to one another's expectations. It is the recognition of each person's autonomy that allows both leadership and peers to take into consideration the individual's boundaries and limitations, and to offer them the respect they are due, which more often than not then paves the way to respectful reciprocation. As noted in the paragraph above, those who feel respect and give respect to others most often inspire it from others for themselves. Respect can be summed up as the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

“Live up to all the Army values.”

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