Lies vs. Truth
During a held survey at Lone Star College [by Philosophy Professor W. Brown], most college students said that they would could not stand liars and would rather honest people. With saying that, what would hurt more? Steering someone away with a lie ergo hiding them from the horrible truth or crushing someone's spirit, breaking their heart, with hurtful honesty. I will be comparing why a lie is better than the truth and also be contrasting that the lie isn’t always the better way to go.
A harmless lie is only harmless until the person you have told the lie to finds out then the lie turns into the hurtful truth. The lie might turn a good friendship into a sour friendship, you have lied about what has happened then you’ve delayed the person from knowing the truth. A harmless lie is like the hurtful truth because when you tell the lie all you are doing is delaying the truth so in the end they are basically the same either way you look at it. The person that you tell is going to get hurt no matter how much you sugar coat it. They’re going to get hurt whether it is the time you tell them, a week, month or even a year. There is a famous statement "honesty is the best policy". People will be able to trust people who are honest, liars will have rumors spread around about them, and it's just plain easier to tell the truth. Nobody likes people who lie all the time and won't know whether to trust them or not. People get annoyed by people who lie a lot.
Being honest and having a reputation of never lying makes people trust them more. People are more likely to come up to a person who tells the truth and ask them a question. They are more likely to get the right answer and not a lie. People who tell the truth are more respected and aren't looked down at for being a liar. People can be trusted more when they constantly tell the truth. When they ask if they can go out and do something, they are more likely to be able to because others trust them and they