The Truth.

Essay by shh520High School, 11th gradeA+, June 2004

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"You're so beautiful!"

"Whoa, that dress just totally suits you!"

"Yeah, come on ring her! She likes you!"

Have you or any of your friends ever received these comments? Most of you, if not all, will then feel confident, loved, and will probably leave with a wagging bum and a wide smile. But have you ever stopped to think, if the people making these comments are actually sincere, or if they are just rolling out a lie?

In my childhood memories, I remember my parents always telling me: "Never tell lies." Of course as a child, I worshiped my parents, and obeyed their every word. As I grew from a kid into a teenager, the watchword I've kept for the last fifteen years transformed, from "Never tell lies." to "Yes, tell lies."

What'll we do without lies? Lies are the foundation of today's modern society. Like food, we are dependent upon it and we would not be able to survive without it.

Imagine a lie-less society. Everyday, you will live in a constant state of worry and pressure. Imagine your friends telling you things that should never have been told, and deep curses about you rippling off their tongues. Imagine that there will be no more secrets. That boy you've had a crush on will know you like him and will tell you the truth--that he's not interested. Imagine that people are constantly surrounding you, telling you that you are too fat, too thin, too pale, or too stupid. Imagine--no wait, there's no way you can imagine a world like that!

Lying to yourself can prove to be a useful thing. An actor does that all day long, so therefore it is perfectly all right for you to do so as well. For instance, say it is...