Ericsson The Ways We Lie Summary

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Acceptable Lying? In the article The Ways We Lie, Ericsson states that we need to be honest and expect others to be honest too, however some types of lies are acceptable. Some acceptable types of lying include white lies and facades, but lies such as stereotypes should be eliminated from our society. White lies are an acceptable form of lying because they keep people from getting hurt. This is considered a functional lie. People tell this type of lie in order to protect others’ feelings and temporarily eliminate the risk of the person being angry with you. However, if and when the person finds out you have lied to them the consequence may be as great as losing that friend’s trust. Ericsson states,”The white lie assumes that the truth

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