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Do you think it's ever ok to lie to protect someone's feelings?
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 10:27 PM - Wednesday September 30, 2009

Do you think it's ever ok to lie to protect someone's feelings?

If you believe honesty is always the best policy then that means absolutely no lying.

To me, honesty is the best policy most of the time not all the time. To me, lying is acceptable if it's small and insignificant such as when my grandmother asks me if I like her new hairstyle.

- Asked by girlkaren, A Thinker, Female, 22-25, Denver, Student

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Lying is something people do to save their own ass and I don't consider trying to protect someone else's feelings as being remotely similar. As another poster pointed out, there is a difference between lying and simply being tactful.

- Response by A Married Girl, Female, 46-55, Who Cares?

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Lying is NEVER NEVER NEVER acceptable. To avoid lying just dodge the question.

Even lying to children about Santa Claus is unacceptable.

- Response by A Player, Male, 18-21, Other Profession

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theres no harm in white lies. i always white lie to my mother wen she asks me if she gettin lots of whie hairs. i say no mum, and my dad always asks if he looks real old, i say no dad u look 40, wen he's 60. he really does look like he is 60. lol

- Response by A Cool Mom, Female, 26-28, Adelaide, Home Maker

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I believe in 99% honesty...
sometimes I'm TOO blunt.
:(

- Response by moonflower, A Sweet Sarah, Female, 46-55

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