Lying is human nature, everyone lies, and everyone has been lied to, but not everyone knows how to lie. Lying is merely controlling your own actions in order to manipulate ones thoughts to what you want them to view as reality. When one looks at lying in this perspective, it becomes easier to rid ones conscience and lie more fluently, but one has to know when lying is okay. Lying is a skill that can be mastered over time, and has many different categories in which different consequences can occur.
Going through high school, one is bound to face many opportunities in which they have to choose to either lie, or tell the truth and face the consequences. One type of lie is the lie that cannot be proved. This is usually used when work is forgotten and the penalties are bad enough that the consequences of lying are better than the truth. For example, forgetting a research paper because you were too busy with something else, you wouldn’t say you forgot about it, but instead maybe your printer wasn’t working which is realistic and an acceptable reason for forgetting. Though under some circumstances, this also isn’t the right thing to do. For example, saying that someone in your family passed away so you couldn’t do your work, this is an extent that should never be taken to make up for forgotten work.
There are also lies that are highly risky and have to be well planned out before putting into action. These lies are used mostly when one is caught doing something wrong or has to hide something they did wrong. For example, if you cut school, and then got caught, you would have to make up a story that you would be able to tell both your parents and your school without getting caught lying. Or if you copied homework, and got caught, you would have to make sure you’re saying something that won’t get the other person in trouble and can leave room for thought. One main thing about lying is you don’t want to get anyone else in trouble or involved with the lies as...