How Comfortable Are You With Lying?
It depends. Sometimes you lie because it’s the safe thing to do and you want to avoid a long talk, discussion, debate or argument. That’s ok depending on what the thing is – if it’s something that has caused hurt or can cause hurt or worse to anyone, including yourself, then I do not think it is good to lie.
When it’s something much smaller and you just want to be left alone then it’s ok to lie. When someone asks you something that you do not wish to debate or talk about and it’s none of their business then it’s ok to lie. I do it all the time. Because people are nosy and if I want them to stop, rather than saying something rude, I lie so that they will stop asking nosy questions.
Do not lie if it’s gonna cause someone pain and it leads to other stuff that you do not want them or yourself to go through.
Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times