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camellia0

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Is it ever okay to lie?
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:53:52 pm »
If you had a coworker who asked you your opinion on perfume you though was stinky or black lipstick that you did not like.., would you be honest?
Sometimes when I want to be nice, I hate to tell the truth and hurt someone's feelings.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 11:38:37 pm »
In your scenario I would tell them politely that it wasn't my favorite, but everyone has different tastes.  My wife asks me how something looks and I'll tell her honestly in the same manner. 

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 06:14:02 am »
I think it depends on the situation. With the co-worker I would tell them everyone's preference is different and  encourage them to try new colors instead of sticking to just one. For the perfume, I would tell them I am allergic or something.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 08:35:18 am »
it's always best to tell the truth. I couldn't tell a lie my face would give me away.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 09:25:35 am »
I can't help it I am Human and I will stay/going/stick with that story. Crazy people do lie a lot just to get by, Well, I am happy with that decision.  :highfive: :cat:

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 11:23:23 am »
I might lie if it was to keep from hurting someone's feelings.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 12:22:32 pm »
I agree, sometimes it depends on the situation. There are scenarios where a small "white lie" is necessary in order to keep things peaceful, not needlessly hurt someone, etc. If you aren't comfortable with lying, being extremely diplomatic is the next best thing!  :)

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 01:21:08 pm »
If you had a coworker who asked you your opinion on perfume you though was stinky or black lipstick that you did not like.., would you be honest?
Sometimes when I want to be nice, I hate to tell the truth and hurt someone's feelings.

No.  It is wrong to lie.  If somebody ask me if I like their perfume and I did not like it I would tell them.  If you are too big of a pansy snowflake to handle someone's opinion then don't ask for it.

I remember years ago a girl I worked with who weighed over 250 pounds ask me if she was fat?  SERIOUSLY?
I was as nice as I could be.  I told her I won't say you are fat but it would not hurt you to loose some weight.
So she goes and tells everyone at work what I said and everybody gets mad at me.  haha.  Didn't make much difference when I defended myself stating that SHE ASKED FOR MY OPINION!  If you don't want to know what somebody thinks then don't go ask them.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 01:22:33 pm »
I think it depends on the situation. With the co-worker I would tell them everyone's preference is different and  encourage them to try new colors instead of sticking to just one. For the perfume, I would tell them I am allergic or something.

Why would you do that?  Do you like the scent of my perfume? Oh I am allergic to it. lol.  Just grow a spine and be honest.  NO, I do not like it.  Doesn't mean others will dislike it.  I hate a lot of perfumes.  Esp the people who wear half a bottle.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 01:23:58 pm »
I might lie if it was to keep from hurting someone's feelings.

I don't think you should just go up and tell somebody what you think.  If you are asked you should be honest.  And if you lie you better remember the lie and tell everybody else the same thing or it WILL get back to them and then it will be a bad situation if you are found out to be a liar.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2017, 01:40:16 pm »
It is never Okay to LIE, even if it is to not hurt someone's feelings, but consider what God says about Lying, because he is a God that NEVER lies, he wants you to be truthful about whatever situation you come across.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2017, 04:40:34 pm »
It is my desire to be as honest as possible but honestly, I can't say that I don't sometimes stretch the truth for the sake of someone's feelings.
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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 07:43:04 am »
you must be carefull at the workplace...if you must speak about it to your co-worker, do it after work and outside the office...

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 08:29:19 am »
The only time it's OK to lie is if your pants are on fire.

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Re: Is it ever okay to lie?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 08:30:48 am »
I guess little white lies are ok, not to hurt peoples feelings when what you are lieing about isn't that big of a deal

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