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  • I lie frequently

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  • I lie constantly

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    Do you lie?

    Simple question. Do you lie? How often? And why or why not?

    Personally, I try not to as much as possible, but I do find myself telling white lies occasionally, mostly because it's a situation where lying is a lot less complicated and easier to explain than telling the truth.
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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Simple question. Do you lie? How often? And why or why not?

    Personally, I try not to as much as possible, but I do find myself telling white lies occasionally, mostly because it's a situation where lying is a lot less complicated and easier to explain than telling the truth.
    I find it is too destructive, when you are found out. Game theory explains why.

    Funny is that it does not seem to work like that in politics. Probably something to do with the in-transparency and cost of information and information processing.

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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Simple question. Do you lie? How often? And why or why not?

    Personally, I try not to as much as possible, but I do find myself telling white lies occasionally, mostly because it's a situation where lying is a lot less complicated and easier to explain than telling the truth.


    I was going to select that I never lie but that would not have been completely honest. I never lie about matter of substance but I will occasionally tell a white lie. An example of this would be if a woman that looked ridiculous in a particular outfit and she asked me if I liked her new dress I might shrug and say that it was ok or looked good, ect.

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    Re: Do you lie?

    l do if İ feel threatened
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    Re: Do you lie?

    I lie very rarely - I'm getting old and lying is hard work. Much easier to tell the truth, and as you get older you can cross the line with honesty more than ever.

    In general, I won't lie about anything that will cause harm to someone else, ever. Sometimes, I'll lie about something that will only hurt me - example, if someone asks if I want that last piece of cake, I'll say no, even though I want it, because I know they want it too - the lie only hurts me. I've known people who would say yes, they want the last piece of cake, even when they didn't, because they wanted to keep it from the other person - that's a lie that hurts the other person, something I don't do. That's a simplistic example, but I think it makes the point.
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    Re: Do you lie?

    I lie sometimes but mostly just white lies. For instance, if my brother asks me if I drank his cola, I say no... when in fact, I did or I threw it down the drain. But that's because he drinks too much cola.

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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I lie sometimes but mostly just white lies. For instance, if my brother asks me if I drank his cola, I say no... when in fact, I did or I threw it down the drain. But that's because he drinks too much cola.
    my brother used to do it to me when l drank much
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    Re: Do you lie?

    Rarely, being honest is much more fun.
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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Simple question. Do you lie? How often? And why or why not?


    Personally, I try not to as much as possible, but I do find myself telling white lies occasionally, mostly because it's a situation where lying is a lot less complicated and easier to explain than telling the truth.



    I don't see stretching the truth a little to make life easier for those that we love as lying.

    Anyone who sees that another way has my permission to **** off.

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    Re: Do you lie?

    Nearly every night.

    I find it much easier to sleep while lying than to sleep while sitting or standing.
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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