Originally posted in March 2015:
I wonder what the world would be like if all white lies were eliminated and people told the truth? “Yes, your butt does look fat in that dress.” I find it interesting that we teach kids to tell the truth, but when they tell someone their breathe stinks or that their nose is big, we scold them and tell them to stop. Kids learn quickly that telling small lies is acceptable as long as they lie in an acceptable manner. I am not sure how I feel about this topic as I have bent the truth to get out of unseemly dinner dates or the undesirable business luncheon.
I know people that speak the truth and they are not the most well liked individuals, although they do have people seek them out for advice. Sometimes I think we want people to lie to us to escape…
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