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What do you think of "white lies"?
Sep 23, 2016 2:29 AM
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You probably would be surprised to know how many times a day people lie. We lie all the time and everywhere. There are different kinds of lie. It could be white lie, just to spear someone's feelings. It could be more than that. Having denied it, we lie to ourselves. We don't want to admit it, but there were numerous researches on this topic and results were just stunning! 


September 23, 2016
there's no such thing as white lies. It's a joke, people lie and when they get caught they just say " it's a white a lie ".
September 23, 2016
White lies are still lies. Once you tell a lie, you have to use another lie to cover it.
September 23, 2016
  • To Kareem: I think you are too passive. I heard a good example once, that if a patient is going to die, the doctor will generally tell him or her that "don't worry; you will recover soon!"



September 23, 2016
I think people say it's "white lies" when they want to get away with telling a lie. But personally, I think every person who says a lie has a reason for doing so. It's either they have an agenda for lying that might lead to common good, or they're just a pathological liar. Either way there's a reason behind it. I'd feel hurt if somebody lied to me, white lies or not, but if that's the way they're wired and they lie a lot, you can't really do anything about that.
September 24, 2016
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