People lie for different reasons. Some lie for love, some for revenge and others for no reason at all. However, I also believe that no matter how you tweak it, a lie is a lie. Lerner discusses "deliberately making untrue statements." This is the worst form of deception and the most unacceptable.
When people lie, it tends to be for their own benefit. While it is true that lying is selfish, it’s part of human nature: we are selfish, and it’s made its way into society as a whole. However, this isn’t always the case, as Snark proposes. If someone is in great pain we might lie to them to spare them from more pain. We don’t want others to feel bad about themselves, so we lie to them out of
Some forms of deception are worse than others. Generally, the wrongness of a lie is how much it hurts people. Kant says all lies hurt people, because they destroy our duty of truthfulness. This may be true, but generally lies said to protect others are acceptable, because protecting people weighs more than truth. Personally, I think some people simply do not deserve truth.
Lying is something that everyone has done whether people would like to admit it or not. Despite this hopefully regretful occurrence, people often do not understand why someone would choose to lie. Obviously, everybody has different situations and reasons for lying but all dishonesty relates back to one particular purpose. Telling lies is caused primarily by a desire to protect oneself. The most common reason people lie is to protect themselves out of fear.
People will not only lose their trust in you after they have figured out the truth, but they will lose their respect for you. Nobody wants to be friends with a liar, associate themselves with a liar, or marry a liar. Guilt is another underlying consequence that comes with the liability of lying. Lying to family or friends or both can and will leave you feeling guilty because you are killing the trust they have put into you. Lying is an art which can be successfully determined by its effectiveness and ability not to be caught and the morality of lying is determined by the intentions of the liar.
He disagrees with the Aristotle approach because it ignores the damages that is done to the liar by trying to cover up such as loss of credibility if the truth is realized, use of a lot of energy in attempt to cover up, damaging of overall trust in the communication in the society and it increases a propensity to lie in the future. In addition, Bok also points out that the liar is also likely to be biased on the sense that he or she is likely to underestimate risks of being discovered and at the same time overestimate consequential benefit of lying (Bok 63). The liar is also likely to ignore the lies that become institutional and those that are isolated
Many experts find torture unnecessary and claim that it is not an effective way to get reliable information anymore. Despite the horrible effects torture can have on the victim we forget the effects it has on the person forced to act out the torture. Initially, torture is unacceptable because it is always immoral. The first reason it is is that of the inhumane treatment that this entails. Often the victims are put into a position where to get the torture to stop they have to give up information on something they are suspected of doing, not something they were proven to have done.
It may be useful at times, but it is not always wise to lie. If a time arises that a person feels like it is inevitable to lie to spare another's feelings then by all means keep the peace. It is always best to avoid the stupid lies that everyone knows is a lie. The long explanatory lies lead to other lies that leave a person in a worse situation than before. It has been said and proven that, "Nobody likes a liar."
In that case, I would argue that lying is not always wrong. There are two different types of lies. The first types of lies are called true falsehoods. These types of lies are always wrong. The only purpose for telling this type of lie is for one's self interest or self-protection.
Generally speaking lying in a relationship is frowned upon, the severity of the lie adds to the lack of principle. When you lie in a relationship you harm the other person which is what I find makes it unethical. 3. I don’t think it is unethical to lie to get out of an unpleasant situation. People lie all the time by saying they are busy to get out of certain plans.