Why do people lie? According to the article by Stephanie Ericsson “The Ways We Lie” the white lie is people that lie because they believe that telling the truth can hurt someone or do more damage than good. The White lie to me is the most dangerous one. I have witness a white lie and it did more damage than good. Recently my friend found out after 11 years that one of his kids weren’t his.
On one hand, I agree that telling a white lie is fine when no harm is caused to the individuals involved. Whether it is to spare their feelings, avoid conflicts, or to simply maintain the harmony of a relationship, white lying is tolerable to an extent. On the other hand, I am not sure if everyone knows how to distinguish the borderline between an honest fib and a purposefully deceiving lie. Just as Paterson noted, we only get offended when someone tells us a lie. Only then do those tiny lies discomfort us, yet we all continue to do
In some situations, we would rather not to tell the truth to evade problems that might occur. People tend to lie when they think it has more advantages than its disadvantages. Those lies are called “white lies”. They are committed to save people’s feelings and smooth over social relations. (Scott 93) Is there any situations where lying is regarded as a useful tool?
However, we are not alone as human begins it's in our nature to lie. In the essay "The Way We Lie," Stephanie Ericsson explains a few of the many reasons why we lie, "We avoid confrontation, we spare people's feelings, we conveniently forget, we keep secrets" (1992, p. 159). We want to avoid a big argument or fight that might make matters worse. We lie to protect another from the truth because it might be unbearable. A lie can come out of our mouth without much thought.
The second set suggested that Simpson had in fact used his opportunity to kill his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman. The first group of witness included relatives and friends of Nicole, friend of OJ and a 9-1-1 dispatcher, all produced to demonstrate Simpsons motive and his history of domestic abuse. Nicole’s sister, described seeing OJ at a dance recital for his daughter, on the day of the murder. She testified that Simpson looked “scary” like a “madman.” The night of the murder, OJ grabbed his ex’s wives crouch stating, “this sis where
Simpson wrote a book called If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer. He talks about his marriage and how bad his ex-wife was, that she was an instigator that had a drug problem. He had claim that, he used to beat her because she was always cheating him. In his book, he had said “If she wanted to take herself down that was one thing, but I wasn’t going let her take me down with her.’’ O.J goes in great details about the killing, in chapter 6 of his book, he talks about that he wanted to talk to Nicole but instead had a run in with Ron Goldman. OJ gets in argument with him, because he thought he was Nicole drug dealer, that's when O.J.
Simmons stuffed his dead grandson into the trunk of their car. Simmons twenty four year old daughter Sheila and her husband and two kids showed up after Simmons had already hidden the other bodies. Simmons shot Sheila and laid her body on the dining room table and then he proceeded to cover her with a tablecloth. Simmons shot Sheila's husband Dennis, he then proceeded to strangle Sheila’s daughter that he fathered. Simmons strangled twenty one month old Michael and
The O.J. Simpson murder case brought in a lot of publicity and attention from many aspects that made it unlike most cases. Neighbors of the victim immediately alerted the LAPD when they found two bodies that appeared to have multiple stab wounds. The bodies were those of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron L. Goldman, a good friend of Nicole (Pellowski, 2001). Nicole Brown Simpson was married to O.J.
During the seventies and sixties Heisman Trophy winner Orenthal James Simpson captivated the nation as the charismatic record setting running back for the USC Trojans, New York Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers. Many people regarded him as a man who transcended race such as Hertz CEO Frank Olson a company were Simpson was the face of the company throughout the seventies. However, the events of June twelfth 1994 changed that image when Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered in her apartment. After a major pieces of evidence were found against Simpson such as the victims’ and his blood in his Bronco and his injury to the left side where police determined the killer must have injured, Simpson was arrested.
This is a strong example of white propaganda as it gives a clear stated fact about smoking from a trustworthy official health authoritative source, therefore better able to persuade people to stop smoking. The fact that it isn't a particularly pleasant poster to look at grabs the attention of the public with an image that is likely to stick with