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Honesty is important

  • Date Submitted: 04/16/2013 06:41 AM
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Q. “Honesty is important, of course, but deception can actually make it easier for people to get along. In a recent study, for example, one out of every four of the lies told be participants was told solely for the benefit of another person. In fact, most lies are harmless social imitates in which people pretend to like someone or something more than they actually do.” Is deception ever justified? Write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue with examples, observations and experiences. A. In these modern times, of increasing politics at every level, honesty is loosing its importance as a moral value. Instead, deception and lying are taking its place. Everyone, today wants to be in the good books of everyone around, whether it is our peers, our teachers, our parents or anyone we meet. To impress people and get along well with them, we unthinkingly lie about things, we think they like. For example, if I know my friend likes a double cheese pizza, and I want to make him happy and take him on my side, I’ll also say that I too like the double cheese pizza the most whereas the truth is I never even liked it. Recent studies have shown that one fourth of the lies told by people are for someone else’s benefit. The lies told are simply harmless untruths and I believe that if within ourselves, we know the truth, there is no harm in lying a which doesn’t affect the other person negatively. Even from my personal experience, I have seen, most of my peers lie about their likes and dislikes just to be with their group. Though, for a long term successful relationship, honesty is most important. I feel, a little bit of untruth doesn’t matter. Therefore, I conclude that to be successful in practical situations, deception is justified.

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