Essay on why people lie. Its a persuasive essay.

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Persuasive on why people lie

People tell a considerable number of lies in everyday conversation. It has always puzzled me why people would lie right to your face. A lie is a terrible thing and I always wanted to know why people would do it, and now I know why. It's usually that they are afraid to tell the truth thinking that if they lie they can get away with something. It is not hard to figure out that if one is bigger than the lie, he or she won't tell one. People who are like that are not afraid of anything and do not hesitate to use physical force. That is why they say that a lie is evil.

People lie about Santa Clause. We all know that Santa is not real, so why do we do it? What are we afraid of? Some people lie to save other people from the truth.

It would seem as though lying is not always bad; however, even that is a lie. Truth be told, there are many reasons why people lie: to get out of trouble, to cover up the truth, so they won't hurt people's feelings, just to see if they can get away with it, to save their butt, no apparent reason at all, because others have lied to them, just because they can, because it's a habit, it's a disorder, because they feel they can handle the situation themselves of they postpone it for a little while, to buy themselves time, to get what they want, or quite simply to deceive someone into doing something they don't want to or shouldn't do in the first place.

There's no justification for lying. A lie is a lie and that's that. Sure, one can forgive,