No lie is worth telling

In Editorials on October 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

By: Austin Hazen

Austin Hazen shares his personal feelings about lies and rumors. Photo courtesy of A.J. Williford

So how many of you have told a little white lie before? I bet all of you have either thought about telling one or have actually told one. You may not realize it, but even the smallest lies hurt people. Why waste your breath telling someone something that is not true instead of being honest and saving yourself all the hassle that comes with lying?

Rumors are in the same general category as lying when you think about it. When you tell rumors, it is usually the same thing as lying. The only difference is that you are spreading it to lots of people instead of just to one person. Life should be fun, and you should make as many friends as you can. You should not ruin people by stupid comments that end with arguing and broken friendships. Henry Longfellow says, “It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

All the times you lie, someone gets hurt. People can take offense to lies, especially if it’s a rumor that has been spread to a lot of people. If any of you have ever played the game telephone, then you know what I’m talking about. It is a perfect example of how a rumor starts.. People start saying one thing and it turns into a lie and gets spread throughout a whole group of people. It’s not necessary to spread rumors or tell lies, you don’t benefit from it, so why do it? When someone tells you something its usually because they trust you especially if it’s personal so don’t give them reason to not trust you just keep it to yourself.

So, don’t be a liar or a person that spreads rumors because nobody likes them. I can guarantee that the only friends you will make is other kids that choose to do the same thing, because it doesn’t make you cool. If someone said something about you and it got spread to lets say the whole school, how would you feel?  Be honest; it’s the best policy.

  1. Estoy acuerdo con el autor. No mentira es aceptable.

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