We all are human, and there are few habits that are automatically comes in our body. Some of these habits are good, and some of them are bad. Lying is one of the habits that we commonly see in humans. There are a lot of controversies going on when it is okay to lie. This post throws a light on what is a lie? When it is okay to lie.
We categories lie into two type: white lie, black lie. When you lie to make someone happy, when your lie makes someone stronger, when your lie impacts someone life positively then I call it is a white lie. When you lie to hide the reality, when your lie makes someone life worse, when your lie impacts some life negatively then I call it a bad lie.
There are the different scenario we should take into consideration while deciding whether the lie is white or black.
Before we are talking about when it is okay to lie, we should first know why people lie?
People lie when they want to hide the truth. Sometimes people lie to make someone happy. People lie to their loved ones to make them happy. We also lie when we don’t want to tell a secret,We lie to make someone secure.
Many freedom fighters never lie like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and many more. They always stick to the truth. Not all people have this ability to tell and accepting the fact. Sometimes it is okay to lie if your lie can save someone life. Remember we are not promoting lying as a good thing. Lying is bad, and in most of the cases, you should avoid lying. In most of the cases, it is better, to tell the truth, and accept the reality.
Now lets talked about the following scenario:
Suppose one fat kid ask you whether he is fat or not. To make him happy, you said no you are not fat. Some people think that it is a white lie because your lie makes the fat kid happy. In reality, it is a bad lie.
The fat kid thinks that he is not fatty and start eating unhealthy food. This makes a fat kid, and one day he got a heart attack due to high cholesterol.
Now you get the idea of when is it okay to lie.You can find a liar by simply conducting at home lie detector test.