Just Tell the Truth

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Crossing your fingers, behind your back, in front of you, or anywhere, does not make it okay to lie. Why would you even think that? Crossing your fingers, behind your back, in front of you, or anywhere, does not make it okay to lie. Why would you even think that?

At the risk of sounding preachy, don’t lie. Tell the truth. If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, this would be a great one. Okay, maybe it would be okay to tell a lie if the lie was absolutely necessary to save a life — but even then, it would still be better to save that life by simply telling the truth a bit more creatively. Use less specific words. Or say true things that are in the ballpark of the requested answer but still not quite it. Or true things that misdirect without actually being untrue. Or simply answer a question with a question. There are so many ways to answer a question without lying but while still not giving away any private…

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