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adele
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 12:34:28 AM

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I generally try to avoid lying. Some sugar coating or fudging to avoid hurting someone's feelings or to protect myself from unfair judgement is ok. I just don't tell people things i would rather they don't know atm. I tell them when it either becomes a necessity or I feel it no longer matters that they know because they won't judge me because of it.

There is no mark of self,
And no mark of others,
No mark of living beings,
And no mark of a life.


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apronedsamurai
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 1:52:53 AM

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IMHO, lying is for different reasons:

Prestige

People lie for prestige and reputation; either concealing elements of themselves that they deem to be dishonourable or contemptible, or exaggerating/inventing traits that are positive.

Manipulation

For tactical purposes; perhaps to undermine the credibility of a rival, punishment of a wayward ward, or simply out of malice.

Self-preservation

Presented with the possibility of sanction for decisions either made or not made, people will resort to lying in order to ensure that blame is either deflected or neutralised outright.

musicluver
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:08:21 AM

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As much as we all would love to have a perfect person no such man or woman exists, but we all have the capacity for good bad and a bit of the gray in between the two. What you have to answer for yourself is which lies to you are harmful/harmless, because sometimes you just have to look at the bigger picture. Not to say flush your ideals or morals.
khalata2
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 3:08:25 AM

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One of my friends is very expert to make sexual relationship with women. To do sex with a woman he takes shelter of lie . Sometimes we tell lies and show we are innocent. To protect our selves from bad conditions or to make relationship with woman Big Hugs people takes the advantages of lies as my friend.So that’s why people lie.







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Magical_felix
Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:12:23 AM

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People lie because people believe them, duh.



She
Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:54:02 PM

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I have person in extended family who doesn't finish one sentence without a lie. It's hard to listen to that, really. She does it to feel better about herself and I believe that now in her 39y she is not aware of doing it anymore. I don't know what happened in her teens but she was like that her whole life. It's a bitch when you cannot accept who you are and go from there.
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