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11 Times When It’s OK To Tell A White Lie

11 Times When It’s OK To Tell A White Lie

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Do We All Lie?

Do We All Lie?

Have you been entirely truthful with everyone you've met? If not, then join the club. Many of us think telling white lies is OK, and happily do so all day long.

That's because white lies often come from a harmless, even kind-hearted, place.

Be careful, though, since lying can quickly get out of control. Tell the wrong kind of lie, or too many, and you'll have quite the tangled web on your hands.

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When You Want To Cancel Plans

When You Want To Cancel Plans

Sometimes it's so much easier (and kinder) to drop a bit of a white lie. Just make sure you cancel in time.

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When Asked For Your Personal Info

When Asked For Your Personal Info

You always have the right to refuse to share personal information. Sometimes it is more practical to avoid an awkward situation to save yourself with a white lie.

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When Running Late To Work

When Running Late To Work

It can save your job.

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When Complimenting A Friend's Appearance

When Complimenting A Friend's Appearance

It's OK to tell them they look great — even if you highly disagree. "We are not obligated to tell the whole truth if it hurts someone’s feelings,"

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When Someone Asks How You Are

When Someone Asks How You Are

It's OK to say that you are fine even if you don't feel good. Not only do you not have to share, but they likely don't have the time to listen anyway.

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When Preserving A Kid's Innocence

When Preserving A Kid's Innocence

Where babies come from, or creating a side story to hide family drama.

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When Partaking In Someone's Cooking

When Partaking In Someone's Cooking

Mild false truths make it easier for people to get along and are primarily harmless in most cases

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When You Need An Ongoing Fight To End

Say you're sorry, tell them they're right. If it’s just a little disagreement, there’s no harm in letting [them] have this one, just for the sake of your sanity.

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When Receiving An Odd Gift

When Receiving An Odd Gift

Sparing people's feelings, smoothing over awkward social situations, and getting you through the worst of them as painlessly as possible.

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Concl

Concl

Ultimately, the consequences can be measured by considering the balance between any harm prevented and any trust or integrity compromise.

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