Comparison Essay: The Ways We Lie

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How many of you have been asked a question, but lie about your answer? For example, your mom asks why didn 't you go to school today, and you lie and tell her you weren 't feeling good. In reality you just didn 't feel like going. Every day, we lie but there are many different reasons for doing so.
In the essay “The Ways We Lie” by Stephanie Ericsson, she explains the different types of lies, and why they are being told. The first lie that Ericsson talks about is the “White lie”. White lie’s assumes that the truth will cause more damage than a simple, harmless untruth. We 've all told a white lie even if it wasn 't intentional. I once told a white lie to one of my closest friends’, she was having boyfriend problems already, and I knew
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Another lie that Ericsson talked about was omission lie. Omission involves telling most of the truth minus one or two key facts whose absence changes the story completely. Sometimes telling an omission can hurt you or hurt the person your telling it too. A couple years ago, I was getting bullied because I was the smallest out of all the people in my class. It went on for months but I never had the courage to speak up about it because, I felt that no one could help me. The bullying was getting worse so I felt it was time to stand up for myself. I stood up to the bully and she felt threaten that 's when trouble came aboard. She wanted to fight me, and at this point I knew I couldn 't fight at school because I would get in trouble. She kept teasing me, pushing me, and I would tell her to stop but it wasn’t helping. She punched me multiple times until I was bleeding, and had a black eye. The teacher had finally came, she asked what happened but I didn’t want to come out and say I got beat up. I didn’t want to get beat up again so I told the teacher I fell off the slide, and also told my mother the same. When my mother seen my black eye she was appalled, and told me to be careful. I told an omission only to protect myself from
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