"Liar, Liar"

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Liar, Liar

"Liar, liar pants on fire" is an infamous phrase that many of us used to say while we were young. When we knew that someone was lying, this phrase could be heard coming to expose the liar and their dishonesty. Lying is a common human action that people perform for many reasons, ranging from fear of telling the truth to attempts to make oneself look better in the eyes of others. Lying goes way back into our history from President Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal to the relationship between President Bill Clinton and intern Monica Lewinski. History proves that lying gets a person no where. Nixon was forced to step down from office and Clinton's personal life was exposed to the world because he chose to lie. They believed that lying was the best thing to do. Some people believe that lying is acceptable, just like Clinton.

They believed that lying won't hurt anybody and lying won't cause problems, but that's not true. I believe that lying is not a good habit because lying has a way of growing, like an addiction. Lying grows up to negatively affect your job, your friendships, your family, and monogamous relationships.

First of all, lying at the workplace is not a good idea because you can lose peoples' trust. "Glenn Loury, 51, the well-known educator who had hopes of being named Undersecretary of Education in 1987 but withdrew out of fear that his drug use will come to light," was discussed by Jerry Adler in , "Just Don't Say No, Not Us". Glenn Loury withdrew because he knew that he used drugs, even though he lied and said he did not. Although Glenn Loury avoided a growing chance of being caught in a lie and did not suffer consequences of lying...