However, this serious group is a very small percentage of the population and should not justify a firm and automatic: "Don't ever lie to
Hence, if a president believes a lie to
be necessary to maintain or improve his political fortunes, the lie is told.
Clearly, the individuals involved in deciding to lie to
the press made a choice to present false information because of a belief that the use of deception prevented a greater evil than the lie (i.
They may lie to
impress their friends with what they can get away with, or lie to
a teacher or other adult about their families to feel a momentary superiority about how they can fool others.
At this age, children learn to lie to
get out of trouble.
I won't lie to
obtain what I feel is in the best interests of my patients, but I will resort to adjectives that emphasize the needs of the patient, such as very weak, extremely painful, urgently necessary.