Secondly, people tell a lie when they want to prove their abilities to someone; for example, when you interview to get a job, you’ll try to be acknowledged by your employer.
You’ll also tell a list which wouldn’t be harmful to you when you sell products in a business so that customers perceive that your products are helpful and beneficial.
This is more likely to fit into the common understanding of white lies being 'good' (ie. An even purer form of white lie is one that is only ever helpful.
This can be simply defined 'Untruths that do no harm'.
Or you might not like your boss’s new idea, but you have to respect your boss, so you lie and say that you love the new proposal. We were impressed by the openness of the student essays!
We asked our CISL students to write an essay about telling lies. Thank you to each student who participated, and congratulations to Ran Joo, the writing contest winner! By Ran Joo Some people think that it is permissible to tell a lie because they want to protect vulnerable people’s feelings while others think it is not necessary to tell a lie.
In English we call little lies “white lies.” These are lies that we tell to the people we love because we do not want to hurt their feelings.
For example, you might not like your friend’s new shirt, but if your friend asks you your opinion, you might lie and tell your friend that you love their new purchase.
Congratulations again to Ran Joo for winning our monthly contest! Check out this month’s Writing Contest prompt about travel writing and get started on your next submission!
From Weiss's article, we know that bit by bit, well-meant little lies can add up to a mountain of big serious deception, but I only agree with that partially because there are many reasons why people tell white lies.