Is the truth always better? Or is it better to lie?





Hey im doing an essay on wether the truth is always better. But i need to ask other people their thoughts. Here is what my paper says..."Ask people what they tink of lies. Wether it's better to tell the truth or lie, and ask them why they think that, n to give an experience that they have had personally. Then write an essay on what you have learned from what different people have told you, and read d essay below to help you with your own thoughts."For those of us, however, who are good at telling lies, for those of us who lie and dont get caught, the question of wether or not to lie can be hard and serious moral problem. I liked the remark of a friend of mine who said, "I'm willing to lie. But just as a last resort-the truth's always better." "Because," he explained, "though may completely accept the lie i'm telling you, i dont't." I tend to feel that way to. What about you? THAT WAS THE PASSAGE!So what do you think of lies? If yall could really help me out i would really appreciate it.



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6 Answers to “Is the truth always better? Or is it better to lie?”

  1. soapbark says:

    I would say the truth is always better. But sometimes, for example, in hospital, a doctor tells his patient who will probably die in some days that you are going to fine, take your time, rest your mind etc.

  2. Argyroneta says:

    The Truth.

  3. ouabains says:

    Truth vs lie will always be a great debate, because there is no clear line between the two, there are infinite shades of gray.First you need to define “truth”. For example, if you are asked to write something down you can say “I don’t have a pencil” and it could be the truth, but what if you do have a pen? You could have written something down, but by saying you didn’t have a pencil did you tell a lie?Or if someone asked you, “How do I look?” when they had a new outfit on that you didn’t like. Would “You look terrible” be more or less of a lie than “You look great”?I’m sure you can see other grey areas in many daily situations.And you can also look at “absolute truth” as a problem — “Is that your car?” “No, my dad’s name is on the title but the real owner is the loan company.” Kinda tedious, isn’t it?

  4. elbowpiece says:

    Truth is better than lies because you might mess up on the lies by forgetting what you lied about. Of course, it might be better for you to lie than tell the truth sometimes…Since I’m good at lying, (I convince every class I teach to address me using a fake name) I don’t mind lying as long as I have no better alternative or if there’s no danger involved.

  5. Colophonian says:

    Let me say right off that I would rather tell the truth than to lie, but there have been times when I’ve lied and here are the reasons why. Sometimes the truth can be more hurtful than helpful to others. I have also discovered that sometimes people don’t want to know the truth. And then there are incidents where you can not live down the embarassment or shame that the truth reveals about yourself. I also believe that it’s when we lie to ourselves that we get into the most trouble. Good luck with your essay.

  6. difluoride says:

    It is usually better to tell the truth and it is better to say nothing at all than to tell a lie. The only time that lying is better than the truth is when you honestly believe that the truth would do more harm than a lie.