Learning to lie. Aprendiendo a mentir


Lying is justified from many points of view, we have to be accepted social lie, the lie to avoid pain, lies in self-defense to protect themselves … But how do we learn to lie? The first teacher in the art of teaching lies are parents. So then do not complain

La mentira se justifica desde muchos puntos de  vista; tenemos la mentira social para se aceptado, la mentira piadosa para evitar dolor, la mentira en defensa propia para protegerse,… Pero ¿Cómo aprendemos a mentir?  Los   primeros maestros en el arte de enseñar la mentira son los padres. De modo que después no se quejen.

leanirng to lie

http://nymag.com/news/features/43893/

las mentiras de los niños tiene padre y madre

http://www.abc.es/familia-padres-hijos/20121120/abci-mentiras-tienen-padre-madre-201211151214.html

Video: why kids lie?

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6995810n

DOcumental: aprendiendo a mentir

26 pensamientos en “Learning to lie. Aprendiendo a mentir

  1. Como en todos los ámbitos, la mayoría de lo que nos forma a nosotros es la forma en la que nos han educado y en el ámbito que lo hacen. Y por eso este tema de las mentiras, porque durante toda nuestra vida hemos ido creciendo con ellas, con comentarios de nuestra familia o de nuestros amigos, que intentan escapar de algo, ocultar lo que piensa o protegerse de algo de una sola forma, mintiendo.
    La mentira se ha vuelto algo esencial en la sociedad, ya sea por un tema o por otro, pero siempre se miente por el bien de la persona que lo hace.
    En mi opinión, mentir no está bien, pero decir toda la verdad tampoco lo estaría, pues nadie dice toda la verdad, porque en ese caso le sacaría defectos a todo el mundo y nadie lo soportaría, y en ese caso es preferible mentir, en pequeñas proporciones, a decir la verdad tal y como es.

  2. Lying is becoming in a way of life for many people.Sometimes,if you lie you can avoid people’s suffering because the truth can be painful,so you decide tell a lie to a person you love because you prefer his happiness. In this way,lying can be accepted but I think that if you lie because you think you will feel better or because you think only in yourself,it’s an inmoral deccision.
    I also think that lying is an attitude that can be learned,for example by your family or friends.If you are always seeing that people you admire are lying,you can think that lying is not very bad,so you will lie every time you can.When you lie you are using excuses because you decide to avoid punishment.
    People are learning since they are children that lying is a common thing and that if you lie nothing will happen you because everybody lies.But the problem is when a little child lie very often.This child probably will grow up in a world of lies and he won’t learn that you must face the truth and its consequences to have a happy life.Children know that their parents lie,and they don’t ask if it’s good or not,because they’re children,they only imitate whay they see.
    Sometimes,parents aren’t conscius of problems that lies envolve.When their children grow-up and lie them,parents punish them because they have lie,and it’s wrong.This is unfair because parents always tell you that you mustn’t lie,but then you can see them telling something that is not the truth or being like they really aren’t to feign something they aren’t. Parents should learn to their children that they have to be like they are,and nothing else matters. People know that everything in life isn’t true,so you must be ready to hear lies,but you don’t have to do whay everybody do.If you learn since you are young that all society is a great lie,you will think that you have to lie to be accepted or to be happy,but this is a mistake.Lies have a lot of bad consequences and when you lie,you don’t feel well.So,if parents want their children’s happiness,they shouldn’t lie.

  3. Es posible, que en la manera de educarnos, nos hayan transmitido maneras de llamar la atencion, a traves de pequeñas “mentirijillas” y compensandolo con elogios o cosas parecidas. En nuestros actos diarios, llegamos a mentir, por miedo a que pasara o que me diran, pero principalmente somos asi, estamos echos unos “falsos” desde nacimiento, porque tendemos a mentir para lograr nuestros propositos.
    La mentira, ya no es tan solo a nivel individual, si no internacional, porque se puede ver como algunos politicos prometiendo cosas que no cumpliran, o incluso cuando nuestras madres nos dicen que hay albondigas para comer pero al final hay lentejas, ese gesto de nuestra madre, mentirnos, es porque sabe que no nos gustan las lentejas y quiere que nos lo comamos porque es lo unico que hay para comer.

  4. People thinks that the lie is something immoral, but i think that the lie is a method of survival of the humans. The lie is something good, if a person lies, he will benefit, and the other people doesn’t suffer.
    The parents lie but they don’t do nathing bad. And the childrens lie because the lie is irrational think, the lie were created for the peoples haven’t got problems.
    I think that the parents haven’t got the fault that the childrens lying.
    Only i think that people born with the lie, and when we are older, we improve our lie.
    The society think that the lie is bad, because we don’t say that we think, but is better for us because we have got less problems.
    For a lot that the parents educate to their child, the child know lie perfectly.
    In brief the peoples learn to lie when they born, and the parents haven’t got de fault.

  5. In my opinion every human being acquires qualities survive when the lie is one of those qualities because often even if we think it is immoral, in many everyday situations in our daily lives constantly lie but not hurt, but to avoid unpleasant situations that might embarrass or hurt us, so to speak always the truth would be so destabilized society and uncontrolled situations of offense and insults.

    About the lies of children I think it is normal that tend to lie, as they grow they are realizing through circumstances they can do to control many situations, partly the reason for a child to lie is because parents themselves do as mentioned in the news about it, but this innate habit of lying can be controlled but not banned.

  6. La mentira forma parte de nuestra sociedad, la hemos asumido como un mecanismo a nuestro favor y veo muy contradictorio que nos enseñen a mentir diciéndonos al mismo tiempo que está mal. Esto nos hace plantearnos inconscientemente las normas morales de la sociedad y acabamos aprendiendo que la mentira es una forma de quedar bien de cara al público y que es inevitable saber manejarla para llegar a tener entorno social.
    Los niños aprenden a dar las respuestas que se esperan de ellos, y si para ello tienen que mentir, lo hacen. Cosa que es complicada porque con los años tienes que comprender lo que la otra persona quiere de ti, y lo tienes que adivinar, porque no te lo dirá, porque si no das a respuesta adecuada puede haber graves consecuencias.
    Y sí, como dice el artículo un ambiente familiar en el que el niño se sienta libre puede ser lo único que fomente que el niño no mienta, pero conseguir este ambiente y además logren que el niño sea responsable es prácticamente imposible.

  7. La mentira es un concepto muy relativo al ser juzgado. Moralmente siempre nos han querido trasmitir desde pequeños que no es un buen comportamiento,sin embargo es aprendido; es innato para los niños imitar el comportamiento de los adultos, y mas cuando puede evitarles e incluso solucionarles problemas, como en el caso de la mentira.a mi parecer una mentira no esta justificada,y puede que no dañe a nadie, puede que haga feliz,pero esto es así hasta que se descubre la verdad,y una vez la verdad este a la luz puede hacer mas daño que si no hubiera sido tapada por una mentira. también es cierto que si no existiera la mentira se arruinaría nuestra sociabilidad, ya que la verdad también puede hacer daño y nadie es perfecto, todos tenemos defectos o aspectos negativos; o simplemente el mero echo de no querer entrar en discusiones con los demás hace que reservemos opiniones y demos la razón sin estar de-acuerdo con lo propuesto.

  8. I’m almost sure that to lie is an innate capacity of the human being. By definition, lying is to say the opposite or another thing about what you really think, but the reason because of you do can vary. But, what induces us to lie? We learn to lie since we are child, so we grow up learning, little by little, how to lie better. But when we are Childs, we don’t lie with bad intention… I think that’s the most important thing about lying: the intention. We lie to our parents to achieve what we want. That’s very bad! People don’t like liars! Well, I think that we live in a hypocrite society. We pretend to be very honest, but soon or later we lie. Parents show us that we don’t have to lie. We don’t have to lie. But when the opposite case happens, and parents lie to his son about something which can hurt him, are we doing well? A kind lie is a type of lie that you say to someone because you don’t want him to be bad for something. I think that when we do this we are making our child vulnerable to the truly reality. I don’t think creating a easier reality for our child makes him get mature and to learn how to solve his own problems, or just to learn how to face a bad fact. I think that this kind of lie is a selfish act, because you prefer lying to say the truth, and you decide for the other what he should know. Kind-Lying also means a lack of confident.
    We can lie to damage someone who damaged us before. I think that this is worthless and despicable. If you want to hurt someone, lying says a lot about the kind of person you are. You can make him see that he is a horrible person, but prove it with facts. Aren’t you intelligent enough? Do you really need to lie, to try him to believe things which are not true?
    When you achieve your purpose of hurting that person and you are sorry about it, and you don’t want anybody to know it, you lie. You have to be mature enough to face things you do. What will they think of me? It doesn’t care. I think that you consider a people wise when they learn from their mistakes, not then they seem to be “perfect”.
    And if you want to be perfect, there are lies I call “backdrop lies” which are lies that you say to make people believe things about you that aren’t true. I believe that this absurd. For me, it means a complex. You lie because you need to feel yourself accepted. You can’t have the life you want, and you can’t be happy with it because other people have different lives that you consider better, so you lie to other to make them think that you are cool and to make them see that you are like them. This is silly because early or later, lies are discovered. If you want to have a better life, don’t lie about it. Go out and fight for the things you want, but don’t waste your time creating a different reality of you for people eye’s. Or just learn to be happy with the things you have. Learn that real happiness is not what other’s people think of you but you think about your own life.
    But I think that the worst lie is lying to control people. Lying because you want them to do whatever you want. For example, politicians or religion. Religion says people what they have to do according to God, and to have control about the people. Politicians lie about the things that they do if they are in the government just to control the country, and they use people’s confidence just to get votes, forgetting that we depend of them, but they there because of us.
    But , in spite of this, if you assume all the things on the top and you know how to lie, it could be useful. I think that the secret to be a good liar is giving details, giving believable. When you give details and you seem confident, you can make that person hesitate, and he believes you. Lying can give very good result, because nowadays seems that corrupts and liars ones have the most comfortable lives.

  9. Según los diversos estudios todos mentimos y ademas con una alta frecuencia, personalmente estoy totalmente de acuerdo con esto, sabiéndolo, lo que deberían enseñarnos nuestros padres es a cuando y como mentir como cita el artículo en algunos ejemplos como para proteger a alguien, para ser amables con alguien a quien queremos ya sean familiares o amigos, etc.

    Aunque en algunos otros casos deberíamos decir las cosas como son, no para quedar bien delante de otras personas aparentando lo que no eres, deberíamos actuar de acuerdo con nuestros pensamientos aunque es verdad que en la practica muchas veces debemos mentir para protegernos de una peleas o simplemente de la perdida de gente importante en tu vida.
    Con esto no digo que justifique las mentiras que podamos contar a lo largo e nuestra vida pero las entiendo. Lo único que digo y pienso que nos deberían enseñar padres y maestros es a no usar la mentira como un recurso habitual y sistemático, como afirma el estudio esto se distinguiría creando un ambiente social en el que no nos veamos ”obligados” a mentir, en el que no tengamos miedo a una gran reprimenda. Esto se podría conseguir con simples gestos como no llamar directamente al castigo ”castigo”, y también, por supuesto premiando los aciertos que la persona tenga y no solo acentuando sus fallos.

    En conclusión mentir (que es ir en contra de tus ideas o de que algo sabes que es verdad y no lo transmites así) según el caso podría ser hasta bueno o necesario, pero en cuestiones es las que solo se va a llegar peor (como mentir sobre las notas obtenidas a tus padres) o en las que mentimos para evitar un castigo, se debería y digo debería porque en la realidad pocos actúan así,, actuar con total sinceridad y ser consecuentes y saber como afrontar tus actos. Pero en la forma de actuar de cada persona influye notablemente el ámbito en el que se mueve, así que pienso que los padres como dice el artículo son grandes responsables de las mentiras de sus hijos , ya que estos les tomarán como ejemplos.

    According to various studies all people lie and the most lie with a high frequency, personally I totally agree with this, knowing it what they should teach our parents is when and how to lie as the article cites some examples as to protect someone, to be kind to someone we either family or friends, etc.

    While in some other cases we should say it like it is, not to look good in front of others person what you feign that you aren’t, we should act on our thoughts, while it is true that in practice we often lie to protect us from fighting or simply the loss of important people in your life.
    This is not to say that justifies the lies that we tell over and our lives but understand. All I’m saying and I think we should teach parents and teachers is to not use the lie as a common resource and systematic, as the study says this would distinguish creating a social environment that we are not obliged” lie” , which does not have a great fear of reprimand. This could be achieved with simple gestures like punishment not directly call the” punishment”, and also, of course rewarding successes and the person has not only accentuated their failures.

    In conclusion lie (which is going against your ideas or something you know to be true and do not transmit well) as the case may be as good or necessary, but those issues are only going to get worse (as lying about the grades to your parents) or in which we lie to avoid punishment, should I say should because in reality few act well, act with complete sincerity and be consistent and know how to deal with your actions. But in the course of action of each person influences significantly the field in which it moves, so I think the article says parents are largely responsible for the lies of their children, since they are taken as examples.

  10. It is clear that lying sometimes we can solve many problems. The question is: Do you like being lied to? Children from small unconsciously they lie, telling stories that are not true, as the Three Kings exist, but this is a lie.
    From small to lie and teach us and what we see as normal to avoid our problems
    In my opinion lying is bad depends on who would lie and for what purpose.
    Lying is not usually take on a good way.

  11. I think that lie is an indication of our own intelligence development because, if you learn something that you can take advantage in many matter, you’ll do it. And this is important for yourself, this is important for your own benefit.
    I think that parents think that be honest is better because you don’t have to think any excuse to excuse to nothing and you won’t get in problems so they think that you will be a good person. You assume your own responsibility, and this is very important to can advance in your maturity. But, many times when you’re honest you can’t do something that you think that you must do because somebody important for you are in problems for example. So what’s a good person? A person who don’t help to another person that he loves because this person is in problems or a person who doesn’t matter don’t be honest in this situation to help to somebody. You must choose: be honest and don’t help to somebody in problems or don’t be honest and help to this person. And it’s more difficult to you if you want be honest but, if you’re honest, you and your family will get in problems.What’s ”the good answer”?
    I think that you must find a middle point, you must be honest, but, at the same time, you must know how lie and you must know when you have to lie. It’s very simple you must control these actions with responsibility these can be very useful. But if you can’t control lie you will have serious problems equal that if you can’t control be honest, or confuse this with be proud, in many moments, you’ll lose a lot of things that you love.

  12. La mentira es tan imprescindible en nuestras vidas que mentimos constantemente y no nos damos ni cuenta, ya sea por quedar bien o por no ofender a los demás. Hay que ser ”políticamente correctos” para no herir a los demás o para no meterte en problemas. Es un comportamiento innato de los humanos y los padres nos enseñan desde pequeños a mentir, aunque luego nos digan que está mal. En mi opinión, mentir no es bueno pero a veces sí es necesario por el bien de la persona a la que se miente. Además, si dijéramos siempre la verdad nos quedaríamos sin amistades.

  13. Es verdad que los padres enseñan a sus hijos que mentir está mal y los educan para que no lo hagan , aunque los estén enseñando inconscientemente mintiendo para evitar malos momentos.
    Esto está bien , por que si los padres no enseñaran a sus hijos a no mentir , estos mentirían en todo momento , al igual que está bien que los niños aprendan a mentir en determinadas situaciones en los que la mentira evita problemas , o hace bien para la persona que miente y para la persona a la que se ha mentido.
    La mentira está mal vista socialmente , aunque es necesaria para ser aceptado por la sociedad y todo el mundo miente.
    Mentir queda justificado en muchas ocasiones siempre que se eviten problemas .

  14. Estamos acostumbrados a que nos digan que mentir esta mal sin embargo no todo lo malo es tan malo como dicen.La mentira(si es una mentirijilla) es algo muy útil y eso nos lo enseñan nuestros padres aunque sea de forma inconsciente ya que los niños suelen imitar a los adultos por tanto aprender ha usar las mentiras(mentirijillas) para sus propios “fines”(por así decirlo).Sin embargo toda cosa tiene su limite así que el problema no es que el niño aprenda a mentir(incluso pienso que es bueno)si no que utilice la mentira todo el tiempo y se convierta en un mentiroso compulisivo cuando sea una persona adulta.

  15. Estoy de acuerdo con este articulo, los padres son nuestros principales influyentes desde pequeños y ellos son los que nos enseñan a mentir,aunque a veces sean pequeñas mentirijillas para protegernos o para que obedezcamos, alfin y al cabo estan mintiendonos.
    La mentira es algo que actualmente todo el mundo utiliza.No es algo que este bien pero el mentir a veces nos salva en algunas situciones o nos ayuda a conseguir lo que queremos sobre todo en el caso de los niños,ya que si dijeramos siempre la verdad perderiamos más que si no lo hiciesemos,aun que no siempre es asi depende de la mentira que estemos usando.

  16. El ambiente familiar y social que nos ha rodeado desde pequeños y nuestros padres, en ocasiones nos han inculcado inconscientemente la mentira . Cuando eramos niños usábamos la mentira para llamar la atención de nuestros padres o para protegernos cuando hacíamos algo malo, de que no nos regañaran . Desde niños nuestros padres nos decían que mentir estaba mal , pero luego en ocasiones veíamos como ellos mentían a otras personas y por eso nosotros pensábamos entonces que en ciertas ocasiones mentir no estaba mal . yo opino que mentir no esta bien , pero en ciertas ocasiones cuando se trata de una mentira piadosa , una mentira para protegernos , una mentira para no hacerle daño a alguien o una mentira para integrarnos en la sociedad no esta mal . Mientras que la mentira evite problemas y no los cause ,no estaría mal . si mentir no esta bien y siempre dijéramos la verdad , ¿ Que pasaría? perderíamos amistades y alguna gente no nos aceptaría .

  17. A lie repeated a thousand times, it may seem true, however, in its essence, is always a lie. ”

    Personally, I think that lying is one of the worst flaws of human beings, especially the lie told with the sole purpose of personal gain at the expense of everyone else. Falsehood is so detestable, that since we are teaching children about the lies, for example,
     “Pinocchio”, a character that nose grew every time I said a lie, a story to end, but full of life wisdom. Another example, which we have seen in the video, is the false position that parents sometimes take ahead of other families.

    Some will, however, seek to justify their affection for lying, trying to explain that some are “pious” and are said not to harm others, however, the piety, as a human virtue, can not be fincada a lie. Others will say it depends on the magnitude of lies, some will be “white lies” and the other “big lies”, however, lies in its essence is immeasurable and therefore has no size or can be measurable, although effects involving damage or mild or very severe consequences.

    I think lies the human being has from birth, as we have seen throughout history.

    I also think that there are people who try to justify saying that never lie, however, we must not forget that “hide the truth” is also a form of lying, and therefore to harm others and achieve personal benefits. Those who conceal the truth, are equally heinous. Today, we can see as man enjoys telling lies or deceiving others, also dislikes being deceived with lies. This reflects an ego such additional persons that besides liars and deceivers, are conniving.

     “The lie as the truth gets tough”, this famous saying I think that can lead to much about it.

  18. La Mentira es algo fundamental en el mundo actual. Los padres de manera indirecta nos enseñan a mentir, al igual que ellos aprendieron a mentir por los suyos y estos de los suyos de manera sucesiva. La mentira es algo útil para conseguir cosas o incluso para autodefenderse. Estoy de acuerdo con este artículo.

  19. I find very interesting the ABC news “lies of children have a father and mother.” I totally agree with the view Escaja. I think that children learn all of the parents, good and bad things, and lying, I think it’s a bad one. I don´t think lying is innate, I think babies are completely innocent and everything will slowly learning.

    Also, it may be true that the fact of lying to become children in more intelligent and creative people, but I think these qualities can be promoted in other ways and not lying. I think some “white lies” as we all call, fail to really affect other people, but it’s a start, I think if we don´t lie ever would live much better.

    Finally, rewrite a sentence that I think is very important: “You have to teach them to be authentic, to show them that they are what they are, don´t want to appear to others, making them understand that we want them as they are to be accepted themselves “. I think this is the most important, people should be more transparent and free live, therefore, I think you shouldn´t justify lying, you must always tell the truth even if it hurts, upset or damage in the future will be better for you to all those around you.

  20. La verdad es que sí, los padres son los grandes culpables de que mintamos cada vez mejor. Pero la mentira viene de forma innata en cada uno, al principio es como un juego, una salida a un problema…

    En la mentira perfecta se deben cuidar todos los parámetros y la información implícita, esto se va controlando con forme más se miente o se aprende a mentir. Recuerdo cuando era niño, que una vez pinte con lápiz el nombre de mi hermana en la pared se su habitación (ella es menor que yo), cuándo mi madre lo vio directamente me pregunto a mi. Yo dije que había sido mi hermana y lo tenia casi todo pensado… -Pero si tu hermana todavía no sabe escribir-me dijo mi madre. Dije CASI todo.
    Ese error recuerdo perfectamente que me hizo pensar que tenía que tener más cuidado. Lo que quiero decir con esto es que cuando a un niño le pillas una mentira una vez y se da cuenta porqué, es difícil que vuelva a cometer el mismo error. Si así es, tendrá buena capacidad para mentir.

    Las mentiras son necesarias para mantener un entorno social cómodo para todos. No todo tiene porque gustarte, para no decir que no te gusta o para no hacer daño, o incluso quedar bien, utilizamos la mentira como frecuente recurso.

  21. From my point of view I think there’s no one or nothing what can justify lie. Lie is something we think it’s bad, because the communication can’t be produced if both people are lying. I think lying is not useful at all, because at ends, the lied person catches you however.

    But I think we should tell that kind of things to kid, first to be confident to them and vicevers and after, because they can’t learn lying is good and useful in life, and we get that giving always example.

    So I think is the parent’s fault, always, or the first person who told a lie and saw he could get out, for a while, of troubles or the first man who told a lie to flirt with a girl or vicevers.

  22. I think that lying is innate in humans. We aren’t born with this, there isn’t a gene that we carry in our DNA, but it is something we experience from the moment which we are born, and as we grow we experiment that.
    From the first years of a baby, through the development of a child or an adult’s life, the lie goes through different stages, but I think all of them are directed to a single point.
    A baby, as shown in the video, they can use lies to get attention, to catch him in the arms or just to not be alone. Things that hasn’t importance, but from the beginning the baby learns to lie to get what he wants.
    Moreover, kids often they use it as just a game, other times, they use it because they assume that something is wrong and they think they can get away from their parents to scold, and sometimes it even works.
    In growth of children, not just it is they who lie, often parents say anything to get what they want to of their children, I believe that they teach their children the same, there are some times you can get your purposes through of lies.
    In adult life, I think it is a phase which has a greater importance lie.The society around us, we require since canons of beauty and perfection , all the society live under these canons and all want to reach perfection.
    Some studies have discovered that adults tell lies an average of 20-30 per day, does not have because be important, for example someone is going through a unpleasant situation and someone asks: Are you okay? , without thinking you say: Yes, perfectly.
    They are white lies, apparently, but you’re lying. Moreover, there are times when adults lie just to be better or for appear something that they aren’t or who can’t be.
    In conclusion, it is true that we lied since babies, but not all lies are equally important. Sometimes, these lies are subjected to social pressure, sometimes just use them to preserve our privacy and other times, just not aware of it and if you are aware, we always find a reason to justify it, be this or not valid, so we were more comfortable with our conscience.

  23. La definición de mentira es una expresión o manifestación contraria a lo que se sabe,se cree o se piensa.
    La mentira no es una cosa con la que nazcamos sabiendo se aprende a medida que van pasando los años al principio usamos esta para captar la atención de los demás. Esta la aprendemos de nuestros padres o de nuestro entorno familiar porque son ellos los que empiezan haciéndolo cuando por ejemplo se muere un familiar a un niño pequeño no se le puede decir que ha muerto ya que no llegaría a asimilarlo así que se inventan cualquier cosa.
    No solo se les miente a los niños pequeños en el día a día las personas suelen mentir además el indice es muy elevado ya que muchas veces las mentiras nos salvan de situaciones incomodas.
    Por ultimo para mi mentir no es solo la definición del principio sino también el omitir información necesaria para el receptor.
    Mentir no siempre es malo siempre hay que tener en cuenta la finalidad con la que se hace.

  24. We have seen in the video that since we are little kids, the society teach us that the lie is a bad thing, even they are still lying. Why?

    The lie is not an human’s characteristic. Some animals, for example, a dog who walks like a lame dog but his leg is perfect because he wants you to take care of him, have the lie in his Instinct.

    The humans are animals too. And in our instinct, like the dog we have the lie like a survival’s mechanism. Isn’t it?

    But, nowadays, the human being has been trying to improve the society, going away from our animal instinct. In this perfect (and uthopic) society, there’s no lies, because we dont need them.

    They are teaching us in this way beacuse they want to be in this uthopical society, but, we are not in this society, so the human being is still going to be a lier, because we need lies.

  25. In my view, lying is not a problem if the consequences are not bad. I mean, when a child says that he likes the clothes a person wears, even if he doesn’t like, it’s not a problem because they are lying in order to please the other person. In this case, children have learnt from their parents to lie to be “polite” with society. Plato postulated that noble lie was not bad and I agree with him because if we say all the time the truth and what we really think about others, we can hurt and be rude with them. On the other hand, Immanuel Kant thought that lie must not be used.

    The problems come when a child sees that if his parents lie, they are successful in some situations. In this case, the child will lie not to be punished in the future (for example at work) and because of that, they will use lie as a tool to be more comfortable in life.

    Of course kids lie because they’ve learnt it from their parents. And parents are who have to decide if they want to teach lie to their children or not and what type of lie.

    To finish with, as a conclusion, I understand lie as a good way to behave with other people but if we’re always lying, we will suffer lots of bad consequences while the time passes.

  26. pienso que enseñar a los niños desde que son pequeños a mentir esta mal porque no sabrian utilizar la mentira para algo bueno. apartir de que tuviesen una determinada edadno le veo inconveniente a que aprendan a mentir ya que tendrian la capacidad para pensar en ciertas ocasiones en las que mentir sirve para no hacer daño e incluso para favorecer.

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