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Irresistible deception

February 5, 2009
By Chelsea Nagel BRONZE, Hobe Sound, Florida
Chelsea Nagel BRONZE, Hobe Sound, Florida
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Compulsive liars are obviously hard to trust; it's just that simple. It's backbreaking to have a friendship and or relationship with someone you can't confide in. It's practically pointless and frustrating because you CANT TELL THEM ANYTHING. And if you do, your conscience will beat you up afterwards, because you know half the school will know by 2:00pm that day. I hate it when people lie about being a liar. That ticks me off the most I think because, when you are caught in a lie, why not just fess up to it? But I guess to some people digging yourself into a deeper and wider hole by trying to cover up your lie and make excuses for your actions is a much easier alternative. As far as I'm concerned people need to just stop lying altogether! No more 'innocent white lie' garbage; because its not true, all types of lies hurt the people they involve. Nothing good can ever come out of it; lying never gets you anywhere. No matter if you think you're friends will be mad at you for whatever you did or didn't do; don't lie to them. It just shows that you have no backbone to stand up and be honest. You're intentions are to make everyone happy when you lie and tell them what they want to hear, but in the end all you're doing is hurting the people you supposedly care about most.

For people who have compulsive liars as friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc.
Don't tell them anything you wouldn't want others knowing too.
Don't believe that they will ever change, because they never do.
A liar is a liar.

When people lie they usually:
Avoid eye contact
Change their tone/pitch of voice
Are constantly changing their body language
Contradicting themselves

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This article has 6 comments.

destiny1 said...
on Jan. 28 2015 at 7:58 pm
destiny1, Lake Placid, Florida
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thats true and thats a great peom

laynaloo said...
on Sep. 17 2014 at 7:04 pm
laynaloo, Kansas City, Missouri
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you might think this but some else thinks that. You think that world needs les well this other person think that there should be none. this is their opinion not yours. And i am really not trying to be rude all thou it may sound like it. Sorry!! :)

on Apr. 5 2013 at 10:18 pm
Malorie PLATINUM, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"So shines a good deed in a weary world."

This is a great article, but this world does need some lies, if you have time watch the movie The Invention of Lying, plus when i was little I would go to the nursing home with my mom and this one lady thought I was Samantha, this lady couldn't remember anyone but her, so I pretended to be her every time I went there, I'd hug her and say "I love you grandma" and she died happy.

Clmntns GOLD said...
on Mar. 14 2013 at 9:43 pm
Clmntns GOLD, New York City, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Seduce me. Write letters to me. And poems, I love poems. Ravish me with your words. Seduce me."
- Anne Boleyn

A liar, is a liar, is scum, is a liar.  Great concept, loved it

Helene BRONZE said...
on Apr. 8 2011 at 10:10 pm
Helene BRONZE, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
when you look back 30 years from now you don't look at what you were wearing but what you learned

I think that lieing is a bad trate and that it is never ok but if you try and fix it you can

on Mar. 8 2011 at 7:16 pm
teacat749 BRONZE, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
We do not quit playing because we grow old. We grow old because we quit playing.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have a really bad habit: I'm a liar.

I have a good habit: I only lie about me, never other people.

So does that make it okay...?