Argumentative Essay: Lying Is Good

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“Lying is bad,” the common phrase children hear from their parents when refusing to admit they stole a cookie from the cookie jar. The same applies to many other situations, such as thievery, betrayal, lies, and more. Constantly we are told that taking part in such things is wrong. Yet, what about that man that just stole a hundred dollars to buy food for his starving family? What judgement befalls on the girl that just lied to save her best friend’s reputation? Are the things they did entirely wrong in those scenarios? In my opinion, no, their actions aren’t entirely incorrect. I believe the notions of right and wrong depend more on situations, rather than absolute morals. From legislature to classroom rules, to friend codes, we see the veracity of this statement. To keep a nation from absolute disorder and anarchy, a basic set of rights and wrongs is established, the most common of these being the famous “thou shalt not kill.” It is widely accepted, both in the legislature and in family values, that killing other humans is wrong, but what about the innocent man that was forced to kill a someone while being…show more content…
Friends always have some sort of codes to go by. Usually, the most esteemed code goes along the lines of not sharing secret information with outside parties. Sounds easy, right? Sure, until your friend shares something that could very well mean the difference between life and death. What are you supposed to do then? Should you speak to someone better capacitated to help that yourself, or should you keep quiet and possibly allow the situation to get worse? No one could possibly blame you if you chose either option, but which one is right? Some would choose the former, others the latter, but it’s safe to say that there wouldn’t a right or wrong action. The uncertainty presented in this situation is evidence that event will arise in which the notion of right or wrong may be
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