Benefits to Lying

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Benefits to Lying. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame, found most Americans lie about 11 times a day” (Rowley 1). Everyone in the world has told a lie ayt least once in their lifetime, which after all may not be such a bad thing. One should always be truthful. This statement can be debated. Many people tell lies to protect others, not get ourselves in trouble, and even for our own self benefit. These topics will be discussed and proven that being truthful isn’t always the right thing to do.”Like the sun”, and “The Censors” by R.K Narayan and Luisa Valenzuela, both show that by not telling the truth, it may sometimes benefit the society in the future. To begin with, “Like the sun” and “The Censors” show that lying may benefit us in the future. Protecting others is one reason people lie. In the story “Like the sun” Sekhar tells himself that he will be truthful for the whole day. Sekhar believes that by telling the truth about the bad music he heard he will hurt his headmasters feelings. Many people lie to protect others. “Can I give it tomorrow sir?” (Narayan 374). This quote shows that Sekhar doesn’t want to tell his headmaster the truth about his music, because he does not want to hurt his feelings. By not exposing his opinion he is therefore protecting his headmaster, by not hurting his feelings. In “The Censors” Juan becomes a censor just so he send a letter to his friend Marianna. ”Thinking something might happen to Marianna, because of his letter” (Valenzuela 377). This quotes explains that Juan is concerned about Marianna and doesn’t want her to get into trouble because of him. Additionally, Narayan and Valenzuela both show in their stories that there can be benefits to lying. By lying, people tend not to get into trouble. In the story, “Like the Sun” Sekhar lies to his headmaster because he doesn’t want to get in trouble. “No. I want it

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