Honesty is not Always the Best Policy
I always tried to tell the truth but sometimes, being truthful isn't always the best. There are times when we might want to avoid the full truth, or even tell a lie, in order to protect someone's feelings, or prevent a conflict. I believe we all have to lie or even obscure the truth once in our life. There are three incidents that I can think of when it was best to lie and obscure the truth. When my little young niece asked about her childhood fantasies such as Tooth Fairy or Santa Clause ever existed. I didn't want to be coldhearted to tell her they don't exist. When someone is ill and hospitalized, it is better not to tell him or her the negative thoughts. Negative thoughts have always struck down patient's consciousness of fighting with illness. When my mother asked my father if she was getting too fat. My father had to lie to avoid a conflict and argument with my mother.
Young children are most likely curious about their childhood fantasies such as Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause. We all remember when we were little kids, our parents never told us that Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause are phonies. As we are becoming adults now, we keep the custom and lie to young children that Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause do exist. Have we felt guilty lying to children about their childhood fantasies? Of course not, because we don't want to destroyed or disappointed children's childhood fantasies. We never heard kids obsess with their fantasies at their childhood or there are cases, which childhood fantasies affect children as they grow up. But we have experienced how disappointed children would be when they find out their childhood fantasies are phonies. Childhood fantasies are stories that children need as they grow up. It makes children have hope and expectation for their lives. Therefore, it is okay to tell children "white lies” to protect them from dis!
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