Stephanie Ericsson The Way We Lie Summary

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In “The Way We Lie”, author Stephanie Ericsson gives her readers a list of ten lie we sometime use it for a purpose and sometime we did not realize we did it. She starts out her story with four lie she used in the same morning as she is starting out her day. She explains these lie are intentionally use to minimize the complications and make the day goes much smoother. However, she questions whether these lie can actually make an impact on the person who carry out and the person who receive the lie. Ericsson defines the white lie as a little common lie we use it in our daily basic. A lie does more good that the truth; it is a lie that when one is lying in order to protect the other person. She gives an example as giving someone a compliment…show more content…
Ericsson also states that groupthink would accompany by other lies such as omission and ignoring the plain facts, ect. Ericsson uses the Pearl Harbor as an example of the groupthink to addresses the impact or the consequences as a result of it. Out-and-Out Lies is nothing but all lie. A lie that the author is trying to make sense of it, because the person is being lying to is holding the truth. However, the person who is carrying it out still believes they can still fool the others. Ericsson calls it the “bald-faced lie”. Dismissal is the lies when one shuts down the other person’s idea or thoughts and gives them a fault believe. Ericsson states that this lie is often practiced by authority figure like parents. For instance, a child is telling his parent that the man he/she met is weird and he/she doesn’t like him. Ericsson explains instead of further investigate why the child felt that way, parents just went ahead and told the child not to say that and that person is a nice person. Letting the child down and telling the child to feel differently by lie to themselves that the person the child does not like is a nice
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