August 29, 2009

Day 9 Time Off- Grand Day Out and In

Today has been just a wonderful day. I didn’t do anything that might seem adventurous or worthy of story telling here on the blog, which is a bonus considering I am nearing 149 words and have done pretty well so far to stick to my commitment of less than 150. The day has just combined a whole bunch of simple pleasures into one glorious part is, it is not over yet!!

Based on a conversation Michael and I had this morning, and yet another suggestion by Nelson at the Nelson Express; “Is it ever ok to lie?“ is the question in 12 days journal #138

Tonight I will dance and spend more time with wonderful people. Life is GOOD!

Actually I only wrote 146 word, yeah me.


  1. Is it ever ok to lie?
    Well, let's say that your grandmother is on her deathbed and you know she has only hours left. As she closes her eyes she asks you "Will I see you tomorrow?"
    In a case like that, I would say, yes, lie away. In every other instance in everyday life, with friends and family, I would say no. Most people seem to lie to spare someone else's feelings. Personally, I feel twice as hurt when I find that someone lied to me. I would rather know the truth right off. Also, lies beget lies. You tell one and you have to tell more to keep the first one "true".
    This is my experience.

  2. Hey, someone else is using my moniker.
    I guess I'll have to stop hiding (lying) and start using my name in future posts.

    Jeremy (AKA anonymous)

  3. is it okay to let someone lie and not acknowledge it? (ie, would you call me on my lies?)

  4. No. It's never OK to lie, she said, her fingers crossed behind her back.

  5. Judas hey?..interesting choice of moniker...perhaps we could sing together in a musical? One where you get all the good songs!!

  6. For the most part, I say no, it is not ok to lie. Are they hazy gray instances where it doesn't seem quite so clear-cut as that and a little white lie actually seems appropriate? Unfortunately, yes. As a general policy, I don't lie, or at the very least, I try to be as truthful and up-front as possible. There have been times when I've chosen not to tell someone the truth but rather than lying, just didn't speak it at that considered a lie?

    As with many things in life, I don't know that there is or isn't an absolute here. Honesty is usually the best policy, but if hurting another person with the truth doesn't serve any good purpose, maybe it's better to go the route of kindness over truthfulness. I don't know for certain what the answer to that is!