The Truth. Essay

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"You're so beautiful!""Whoa, that dress just totally suits you!""Yeah, come on ring her! She likes you!"Have you or any of your friends ever received these comments? Most of you, if not all, will then feel confident, loved, and will probably leave with a wagging bum and a wide smile. But have you ever stopped to think, if the people making these comments are actually sincere, or if they are just rolling out a lie?In my childhood memories, I remember my parents always telling me: "Never tell lies." Of course as a child, I worshiped my parents, and obeyed their every word. As I grew from a kid into a teenager, the watchword I've kept for the last fifteen years transformed, from "Never tell lies." to "Yes, tell lies."What'll we do without lies? Lies are the foundation of today's modern society. Like food, we are dependent upon it and we would not be able to survive without it.Imagine a lie-less society. Everyday, you will live in a constant state of worry and pressure. Imagine your friends telling you things that should never have been told, and deep curses about you rippling off their tongues. Imagine that there will be no more secrets. That boy you've had a crush on will know you like him and will tell you the truth--that he's not interested. Imagine that people are constantly surrounding you, telling you that you are too fat, too thin, too pale, or too stupid. Imagine--no wait, there's no way you can imagine a world like that!Lying to yourself can prove to be a useful thing. An actor does that all day long, so therefore it is perfectly all right for you to do so as well. For instance, say it is just before an important speech and you're getting cold palms and shaky hands. At this point, the best remedy is to lie to yourself and pretend that you are confident. Convince yourself that everyone is going to love your speech and you're not going to make any mistakes. Soon, you're whizzing into the exam room with an air of confidence and a bubbly smile to gain all the marks! Actors lie during every second of the movie, yet, they are worshipped and praised. So how can one or two lies a day compare to that?Us as human beings mostly enjoyed being lied to. I know I do. As an example, what would you do if someone suddenly rang and told you that your best friend has passed away? You will be shell shocked, and will most likely reply along the lines of "No that's impossible" or "Haha that's a funny joke!" Right now, you're hoping and praying that the other person will reassure you that yes, indeed, they were telling a joke and wow you're so gullible. This is because the truth can be harsh and we do not want to accept it; we would rather live in a fantasy land, dreaming, lying to ourselves, rather...

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