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Why are we so offended when someone lies to us?

If it is true that all people lie, then we have all had the experience of lying to someone and being lied to by someone. Sometimes lying could be necessary for the sake of maintaining safety or civility. Yet if we are comfortable in lying then why are we so offended when someone lies to us?

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  • Sep 21 2013: I don't lie to people, I don't see the necessity of lying. I am not offended when people lie to me as I see it as their issue. I think just keeping your opinion to yourself is sufficient for "the sake of maintaining safety or civility" Colleen
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      Sep 27 2013: Hi Colleen and welcome to TED conversations!

      I wholeheartedly agree with you...I don't lie, and it seems to complicate the life experience for those who do lie. Once a lie has been told, there usually has to be more and more lies to cover up the deception. I have no reason to be offended, because it gives me information about the person who chooses to lie.

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