How lying can really become positve rather than negative

Essay by langfordaHigh School, 11th gradeA+, October 2002

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"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."

Just imagine if you could not tell a lie for one day. That is exactly what happened to Fletcher Coal in Liar Liar. Max, Fletcher's son, made a wish that his father would not be able to tell a lie for one day, and it came true; that got me thinking. Telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, would cause major problems for everybody in society today. Think about it, lying helps out many people in almost every situation. When a couple has a baby, and they ask you, "Isn't he adorable?" of course your answer is "Yes", but in reality you're thinking, "That is one of the ugliest babies I have ever seen." Another good example of this is when a police officer stops you for speeding. Of course, your first instinct is to think of a way to get out of the ticket; "I'm on my way to the hospital officer, my sister is having a baby," or "I'm rushing my friend to the nearest bathroom, we had some really bad Mexican food for lunch."

Sometimes telling a lie can get many people out of tough situations. Benjamin Franklin once said, "Half a truth is often a great lie." This quote reflects the idea that telling a lie can help make a statement seem much more logical.

On the other hand, things can get really ugly if you get caught in a lie. For example, if you and your best friend tell each other everything, and you just recently found out that she has been lying to you constantly, then the situation could become crazy. If you are in a good relationship with someone, then there are some things that you shouldn't lie to each...