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is lying fun?

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my last post being on honesty, i thought i might give a counterpoint to the last post.

is lying more fun than telling the truth?

looking back on my life, i can tell you that i’ve played it safe.  i’ve mostly told the truth, haven’t done too many illegal things (definitely not as much as many of my friends have), stayed away from a lot of negative influences, etc.  but when i look back on my life, the really memorable experiences have usually been the ones that involved some kind of dishonesty: sneaking into certain events, pretending to be someone else in order to receive some kind of perk, getting discounts on some expensive event dishonestly, etc.

some of the best stories come out of being dishonest.

now before you think i’m condoning dishonesty, i’m all for integrity.  let me assure you.  i’m just making an observation.  i don’t even know what i’m saying anymore.  go ahead, lie if you want to.  i’m not your parent.

i think lying is a part of life.  as a fellow classmate said in my ethics class, “everyone is a liar.”  i guess what it comes down to is how big and what the consequences are of your lying and if you’re willing to own up to the consequences of those lies.

i think people need to experience some dishonesty in their lives, or else you’ll be too trusting of others.  however, it should be a healthy amount of dishonesty (if that makes any sense at all).

lying is fun.  don’t do it.


Written by enoch

December 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Posted in social observation

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  1. i think Baby Jesus is confused =P


    December 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm

  2. Corrie ten Boom was right to lie



    December 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm

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