What the world would be like without LIES.

Essay by CHEATINGMARYCollege, UndergraduateB+, December 2003

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Allow me to introduce myself. I am 5'5 with long blonde hair and have the body that resembles that of Cindy Crawford. I also attend Harvard University, have a 4.0 GPA, and will become a doctor after medical school. Not only am I smart, but I also have supernatural powers. I can fly, swim under water for longer than 4 hours at a time, and have the ability to read peoples minds. I can also tell you that John Candy was thin, Eminem the rapper has nothing against those who are gay, cigarettes are good for your health, and it is impossible to get pregnant from having sex.

Okay, so maybe I am exaggerating, but let's face it; everyone lies. Some lie more than others, yet whether it is a white lie or a massive lie, everyone does it. Lying is inevitable. It is also meant to deceive or give a wrong impression.

It is a false statement deliberately presented as being true, according to Dictionary.com.

If you stop and think about it, ever since we were little, we "fibbed" which is another form of lying. Countless times my mother would ask me, "Did you hit your brother?" Quickly I would respond with a lie, "No mom, why would I hit him?" Growing up, lying to your parents was a pastime. Your curfew was at midnight, yet you were having too much fun with your friends. Quietly you tip toe in through the back door at two o'clock. The creaky floors don't seem to wake anyone, until your dog runs around the corner, excited to see you, knocking down your mothers favorite vase. Coming down the stairs is your groggy father with a pissed off look on his face. He asks, "Where the hell have you been?" Quick with...