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    Harris does a fantastic job at giving a quick basis as why not to lie and the toll it takes one’s self. To begin, it may be of note to mention that I am a former chronic liar. I used to lie about just about anything. From the mundane to serious matters, I had no conscience about lying and found myself telling lies more than truth. With this personal understanding of lying and its effects, I hope to shed some light on inner-workings of a liar. Regarding the text, it is essential to differentiate between Harris’s view of lying and his former professor, Ronald Howard. Harris takes a more pragmatic view and applies the ethics of lying to everyday situations. Harris is more comfortable answering questions like, “What should we tell…

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    Today people believe that the only way to get out of their daily duties is to lie. Lying is a lie or a false statement that was told to a stranger, a friend, a co-worker, or a family member, and it could be big nor little. Lying can decide who a person is, and it could affect their reputation, their own trust, it's very addictive, and they could end a relationship. In "The Lie," the main character, Lonnie, told a lie to his boss to get time off work, and have time to himself. This certain lie…

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    It Is Ok To Lie

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    It is ok to lie to someone, if the intention of the lie is to protect that person. I believe this statement can be true in most cases, unless the person who’s getting helped doesn’t want their helper to deal with a big punishment. Say a person makes a mistake at their job, and their friend lies to cover for them. The person would be okay if their if their friend managed to keep their job, but would feel guilty if their friend was fired. Thus, it is sometimes better for people not to lie in some…

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    Torwars Lie

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    one of the article one author that said that to always telling the truth, whether it’s to save someone life from dangers.I think that you can lie sometimes only if you're doing it to save somebody life. In my opinion I think that you can lie sometimes. For example, imagine if your dad went to the doctor and found out he has cancer and you kept it a secret between you and him because your mom has a heart problem so you would have to lie to her that everything went well because If…

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    The Way People Lie

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    One reason people lie is to make themselves look suitable to others, or they want other people to believe they are worthy enough to have a conversation with. In the article by Ein-Dor et al, It Takes an Insecure Liar to Catch a Liar: The Link between Attachment Insecurity, Deception, and Detection of Deception, he states that over 90% of all people lie about their true feelings, income, accomplishments, sex life, and age” (1991). One way people lie to gain attention is on the internet. People…

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    Immanuel Kant Lie

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    Immanuel Kant defines lies as ¨an intentional untruthful declaration to another person¨ and that it is always unjustified, no matter what the situation is. The problem with this statement is, sometimes lying must be done in order to protect someone. It is for the following that I believe that lying is almost never acceptable. Opponents may say that it is acceptable to lie whenever because they have free will and can do as they wish. Except, most reasons behind people's lies are to benefit…

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    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…

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    Immanuel Kant Lie

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    you how her new white pants look today but secretly you know she looks very goofy but she is your teacher,what’s your answer?What about this,your best friend has the hots for the new guy in school she asks you what you think of him and you know that he’s not in her league, but your friends really sensitive and her feelings get crushed easily,what do you say?These examples are why I firmly believe that lying is justified in our community! Lying is always justified when it is used to protect and…

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    Why Children Lie

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    never lied in their lives. You have done it in your childhood and you may be continuing to tell white lies even now. Remember, you had to take a day off when your relatives paid a visit, but you didn’t want to tell your boss the truth. So you told him you were down with a splitting headache or fever, didn’t you? However, it can come to you as a shock when your kids lie to you, especially if they make a habit out of weaving a network of lies for no apparent reason. Yes, lying is wrong, it is…

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    The Ways We Lie

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    Lying as we know can be very deceitful. Although as human beings, it is in our nature to tell lies as often as every day, it is common that we do not realize that we tell these lies. Why is it that we don't realize how much we lie ? Often times we as humans are asked to do things we do not want to. Whether it’s going to a friend’s basketball game, or giving a friend a ride, to get out of doing these things we usually lie. As little as the situation, we use little white lies to create a sense of…

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