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Daily Archives: March 17, 2015

The Problem with “White Lies”

White lies are lies that are harmless and trivial. At least, that’s what the dictionary says. But I disagree with the dictionary, if that’s allowed. I tell white lies often. So often in fact that I don’t always realize I’m doing it. I (white) lie when it’s convenient, comforting, and easier than being honest. I tell a few different types of white lies on a regular basis: -I exaggerate or embellish events that happened to me to make them sound more interesting or dramatic. -I give unnecessary and untruthful compliments to people, like “I love…