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    I dont understand the whole "acceptable lies" thing. Like saying someone looks good when trying on clothes if they don't.

    If you understand...

    Anyone shed some light onto why this is acceptable?
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    a little thing called 'feelings'
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    In before the lock!
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    I also don't consider any lies to be acceptable; I used to, though, to spare feelings.
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    (Original post by GORK)
    In before the lock!
    hahaha, are you going to post that on every thread?
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    but if i tried on clothes and someone said I looked good then i went out in said clothes and people started to "take the mickey" out of me because of what I was wearing I would be angry at that person.

    It just seems to defy all logic to me.
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    Telling a 5 year old father christmas isn't real is mean
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    Cos its just what you do

    It's your birthday, what are you like 20?

    No you don't look fat

    Sure personalilty over looks any day


    You catch on pretty fast
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    Acceptable lie: Getting your haircut, and when they ask you where you're going on holiday you babble on to shut them up.
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    (Original post by Wat:Shark:Where)
    It's your birthday, what are you like 20?
    Thats not a lie really is it though.
    Its just.. "humouring" someone I suppose.

    (Original post by Wat:Shark:Where)
    No you don't look fat
    I can understand that, sort of.
    But if someone IS fat then im pretty sure theyd know it,
    if theyre not fat and something IS making them look fat,
    then I dont see the point in telling them they dont.

    (Original post by Wat:Shark:Where)
    Sure personalilty over looks any day
    Thats also a pointless lie.
    If thats what you think then whats the point in lying about it?
    To make to look like a "better person"?
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    Well it's far easier to lie sometimes. If someone asks you how you are, it's easier to just say fine or ok than it is to tell the truth.
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    Most of what I say is a lie.
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    (Original post by tom//)
    a little thing called 'feelings'
    :yep:
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    I suppose the exceptions are when truth seems to conflict with another moral principle. You won't get THAT many people who think telling the truth is the most important moral principle ever.
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    Well it's far easier to lie sometimes. If someone asks you how you are, it's easier to just say fine or ok than it is to tell the truth.
    Agree with this
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    Depends on the context and the seriousness of the situation.
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    Haha, did you not realise that the whole concept of "manners" is based on lying?
 
 
 
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