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I wonder at a friendship that cannot take the truth. If we need to lie to protect the friendship, then what does it matter anyway. Friends that cannot bear the truth between them are not, in my book, friends. Rather they are just momentarily useful tools to self deception.
Do you value honesty? Do you value the friendship of the person to whom you are referring?
to lie and to maintain the good graces of your friend or
originally posted by: zackli your friend asks you if you like his or her new jacket. Do you tell them the truth?
Will watch you video in a bit
The polite thing to do is never give unsolicited advise.
If it's asked of, then only you and your friend know what's ok to to say to each other.
Warning a friend so they aren't about to hurt themselves is different.
The idea is that an action is good if everyone does it and it is good.
So lie or not, what would you say to the SS officer who asked you if you are hiding any Jews, and you are...
i guess my answer is, i'd lie through my teeth.
I find the best response to these questions is to recycle
the question as the answer.
Hypocrisy, to me, is claiming to believe in something
Wholeheartedly, but living and being active in the
complete opposite to what you claim.
Or manipulating a belief or system in ways it will
benefit you while judging others who do the same
You know, on the subject of hypocrisy, I think all humans are cursed with that tendancy. I don't judge harshly when I perceive it. In most cases, people are not at all aware they are doing it.
Integrity is just about the hardest thing to achieve in any stable way!
originally posted by: zackli
a reply to: Bluesma
I thought I put that in here, but I guess not. That's basically what this whole thing was arguing: that everyone is a hypocrite in their own "unique" ways so saying someone is a hypocrite is hypocritical.
As I said, the only way around this dilemma is by having a hierarchy wherein certain values are more important to you. It doesn't solve it 100%, though, because there are inevitably situations that come up that force you to make a decision between two conflicting goals.