Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005
It's okay to lie sometimes, when the result is going to be better than if you told the truth. For example, if your friend asks if she looks fat and she is fat. Tell her she's not.
It's okay sometimes. When my friend needs money she does a "date" job. It's not related to sex, but if someone asked where she got her money from, who might misunderstand, then she would lie.
It's okay. For instance, if someone came and asked you for a smoke, no matter how many you have left I would say it's my last one. I don't want to give one away, but be polite about it.
Would-be interpreter, 38
I never think of such things, but if my family got into trouble with the Japanese mafia, or involved with them in any way, then I would lie about it to other people.
Sometimes it's okay to lie if it will avoid the hassle of telling the truth. For example, some things you don't tell your partner -- things about your background or things you've done that you're ashamed of.
If my someone in my family got cancer, then I would lie. If they were going to die, I think that I would lie because maybe they would be sad to know the truth.