Honesty is the best policy and truth can set us free, but some of us can not just stopped telling those little white lies. Being truthful is next to nothing but little white lies can get us out of conflict in most situations. But most of us have made it a lifestyle to lie. We tell white lies even when it is not necessary. The little white lies gradually becomes big black lies. We lie even when it’s obvious that we are lying.
The greatest people who tell little white lies are our parents. They told us when we were kids? The big disappointment that follows we are grown and realized that most of those things were pure fabrication. Some of us get furious with them not because they lied to us, but because they degraded our intelligence and street credibility. I love African parents though. They will tell you lies that does not even make sense just to protect you.
One of the popular little white lies they all love to tell is that, if a male touches you anywhere, it’s an automatic pregnancy. Jeez! We believed everything. Picture a scenario whereby a little girl gets touch mistakenly by a boy, and her mind-set is zero around what her dearest mother told her about being touch by a boy. Thank God that most of our parents have upgraded from those silly lies to better packaged one.
Lying is an awful thing to do, but in some situations you may have to throw in lies to prevent unnecessary conflict. Imagine your wife asking you if she looks fat in a particular dress and you know she won’t appreciate the truth or handle it well. You have to lied to her.
One thing I have discovered is that men tell a lot of white lies to their girlfriends and wives. While mothers do the same to their children. I understand the latter except when they over do it. Because there are many things children don’t need to know.
How about those little white lies we tell our boss and co-workers. All thanks to traffic, it has helped cement most white lies. You will be late to work or you don’t feel like going to work that day. You pick up your phone and call your boss and claimed sick. Meanwhile you are healthy. Someone once told me, that she stopped using sickness to lie. Because whenever she does that she automatically becomes sick.
Can we count the number of time we have told our friends little white lies? I thought friendship was about honesty! Smartphones have helped in fanning the fire of lies.
The funniest one is the lies our parents usually compel us to say, they don’t want to see their visitors. Some mischievous and innocent children will blow your cover. They will be like “my mummy is in the room, but she said I should tell you that she is not around”. I can only imagine what the mother will do to such child. The lesson here is keep the children away from your little white lies to avoid embarrassment.
Little White Lies that need to go into Extinction
First let’s stop flattering people. If something do not look good on someone. Please do the courtesy of telling them in a polite manner the truth. It is much better to hurt their feelings then, than bring them unnecessary embarrassment and mockery.
Parent please give your children the needful sex education. Stop telling them silly stories It doesn’t help at all.
If you are not able to be in a place on time or you can’t do a favour for someone just let the people know in plain truth. Stop getting on people nerves because those lies can be more annoying than the actual offence.
Tap out of the little white lies you tell yourself. You want something and like someone pretending stop pretending about it.