When To Lie?

Scenario. Wife asks husband, “Does this make me look fat?” or “Am I fat?”

Husband replies, “No dear.” or “Anything you wear makes you look beautiful.”

He is lying, and perhaps she knows that. But she does not correct him. Why?

Do we have a diplomatic attitude sometimes when dealing with people? You know when to say the right things and how to say them.  Also when to withhold the truth, in other words, when to lie.

Which would you prefer, people giving it to you straight, that is, not lying, or biting their tongues, that is, not saying what they want and perhaps need to say?

This was originally posted on 10 February, 2011 Title has been changed.

Life Matters. Oh yeah. 🙂

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