A Beautiful Lie

It is difficult to predict someone’s behavior today, even telling a lie is using evidence. It may not be right, but we should be thinking critically about when lying may be the right thing to do.

From a managerial perspective, most managers feel very conflicted about lying to their employees. Most companies say that they really value honesty and integrity, but every day managers are not sharing complete information for the sake of protecting employees’ feelings or privacy.

From the perspective of a seller, most sellers tell the buyers that their orange are sweet while they don’t even know how the taste really is, without even opening and trying it.

From the eye of the lover, most of them tell their fake name to the strangers to keep their privacy, wearing expensive watch and beautiful car, which are not even belong to them, in order to look cool.

From hoax makers’ perspective, they even use evidence to lie to statistically look significant, especially during the election.

So, the truth is that we all lie, but sometimes it’s with the intention of sparing the feelings of others or preventing others from experiencing psychological harm, or you are just an expert to do so. As a first step, we can stop feeling guilty about every lie we utter. This sinking feeling prevents us from thinking rationally about our objectives and intentions: In some cases, benevolent lies may be the kindest and most reasonable course of action.

Isn’t it beautiful?

The point is that helping others is often more important than honesty.


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