Advantages And Disadvantages Of White Lies

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“Liar!” It is a word we constantly hear in everyday life. We are often told not to lie. Our parents have taught us since we are little to say the truth no matter what. Although telling the truth might not always be the case. 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? I am against for that thought. The white lies should not be used for three reasons: they might be found out afterwards, it is actually to protect yourself,…show more content…
Palermo (2014) says that individuals who tell pro-social lies don't become isolated from their groups. In fact, these individuals tend to form strong links with other individuals within their social networks. Commenting on someone’s post or even liking the post on SNS such as facebook, twitter, instagram and so on, can leave a good impression on the person. The one that is the most fascinating to me is the 'Like' button," in general, people like things on Facebook because of something he calls "virtual empathy” said by Pappas (2014). We like to keep our self-worth when we are in someone’s company. We also care about our position when we are with our boss or someone who is in higher position. In this case, people lie to cover up some failures they made or to compliment others to make them have good impressions about yourself. Lies in friendships or workplace may help the person achieve his/her social position, although truth should still be told. First of all, people simply do not like liars. Relationships that are based on lies are not going to last because it is so easy to break. It is important to clean it up, or lies will always be there between people. It is better to admit the lies quickly because the truth always come
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