This week’s prompt is: For What Would You Lie?
“The worst part was that I had things I wanted to tell my mother, too many to count, but none of them would go down so easy. She’d been through too much, between my siters-I could not add to the weight. So instead, I did my best to balance it out, bit by bit, word by word, story by story, even if none of them were true.”
– Sarah Dessen, Just Listen
“The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyone’s comfort”
– Katherine Dunn, Geek Love
“The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them. It’s for their own good.”
– Sophie Kinsella, Twenties Girl
“There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don’t teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one’s character, one’s mind, one’s heart or one’s soul.”
– José N. Harris
Do you think it’s ok to tell a lie if it’s for the greater good? What about if it’s just to spare someone’s feelings? How about simply making a story more entertaining for your friends? – embellishing the truth. If you knew your favorite politician did something wrong, would you want them to lie for the good of the party or the nation? Is truth your only option or do you sometimes find reasons to lie?
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