We all do it. Just own up to it. We fib every now and again.

I know the Bible has condemned it, but I feel that is a bit over the top.

I mean a whole Commandment just about lying? I feel there are more sever topics that could be covered.

A lie with good intentions every now and again can save a lot of heartache and spare you a ton of drama.

Let's discuss how we try to keep each other smiling.


RedditorOver_Feedback_544wanted to discuss the tales we weave just avoid awkwardness, they asked:

"What's an obvious lie you think we all accept to make each other feel good?"

I lie pretty often; it's just easier.

Nobody really wants to hear about ugly clothes and poor dating choices.

Convince me I'm wrong.

Tomorrow?

"My personal favorite lately is 'we'll find a day!' Yeah we could find one out right now but you don't actually want to." ~ cd2220

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In the end...

"Bad people will get theirs in the end." ~ HoosDare

"My grandfather's brother, W recently died and made a will to give everything (house etc) to his sister, S and her son since W never married or had kids. W's best friend is a conman millionaire and forged a will putting everything in his name."

"S and her son are way too poor to fight in court over it. The family keeps on saying stuff like, 'his children will fight over land just like him' (he has 4 houses) or 'he'll get what he deserves in the end' or 'God will punish him.'" ~ uRude

Never say Never

"That someone would never do such a thing." ~ boulomai_mathein

Bingo. If you’ve thought of it, there’s a solid chance someone else already thought of it, and did it. 'There is nothing new under the sun.' It’s also not entirely a bad thing."

"It also means that if you’re struggling, you’re not totally alone. Someone, somewhere, somehow, would also understand, no matter how unlikely or absurd that may seem." ~ jsh97p

WE?

"This is not who we are." ~ drapetomaniac

"God I hate it when people say that. All you are is what you do, you can't just create some idealized version of yourself and say that's the real you deep down." ~ fix-ur-acrostics

"It is useful if it actually helps you create meaningful change. You have one vision of who 'we' should be, others have another idea."

"And which version comes out on top depends on who is more successful at persuading others and making their version the reality. But just saying it, if no action is taken with it, is pretty pointless."

"A way to soothe a guilty conscience at best." ~ Iplaymeinreallife

Feel It

"That most people will have a painless death." ~ MajesticWeasel

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Yeah, those are all pretty good.

I lie about death and I would appreciate you continue to lie to me about it.

I'm nervous enough already.

Precious

"What a pretty baby!" ~ essieroxs

"When the baby is ugly, I say 'precious.' Some babies are uglyyyyyy. But they are all precious." ~ absentbusiness

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Hung Up

"I will call you back." ~ No_Bullfrog5811

"Not for me. If I'm getting off a call I'm just pissing or doing something real quick."

"Then again I talk for fun with my friends and family on the phone often, which a lot of people don't do."

"Though once a friend started making a freaking smoothie while on the phone. Just hang the damn up." ~ BirdsLikeSka

Lie Away

"Someone my husband knows (aquaintances) died recently. The obituary stated he 'died peacefully at home surrounded by family.' Lovely.

"According to my BIL, who was much more familiar with the guy and his family, the truth was he was driven out into the desert by a girlfriend, overdosed on hard drugs, and was left out there to die."

"They found him days later. I can see why they chose to lie." ~ momma_bear_3

Be Honet

"When you say 'how’s it going' and I say 'good. How are you?' And you say 'good.' We both know that neither of us are good." ~ rock374

"This is exactly why I answer with at least a little honestly. I'll say I'm OK, alright or that I'm just trying to make it through the day."

"I say enough to let them see that I'm real and not having a great day (when it's true that is) but not enough that they feel they need to ask anymore about it." ~ Mr_Bluebird_VA

Sure...

"You'll find someone eventually." ~ DeathSpiral321

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Oh that baby one is hard.

Not every kid is perfect.

Sorry to tell you.

These lies are worth the emotional avoidance.


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