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What do you think it would be like if no one ever lied about anything?

Asked by Polly_Math (1738points) December 16th, 2009

I am wondering about the social, political, and personal ramifications if this were the case, as well as any other effects you may come up with.

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CMaz's avatar

First. Lying is subjective.

A society that can handle all the truth it has to offer?

Yea ok. And chickens have lips.

HumourMe's avatar

I don’t know about society and politics but I know I couldn’t handle all that honesty. Just think of all the negatives that would come out of people telling the truth about everything.

stratman37's avatar

It would be awesome! Let’s try it.

Silhouette's avatar

It would be much easier but not very intriguing.

CMaz's avatar

@stratman37 – You lie! :-)

yourmom_washere's avatar

We would learn to speak in riddles. The real point is not the lie itself, but the betrayal.

erichw1504's avatar

@stratman37 OK! Your avatar is hideous!

Stagood's avatar

Did you see the Movie Liar, Liar with Jim Carey? Imagine everybody acting like that…LOL

Ghost_in_the_system's avatar

Until equilibrium was restored and everyone had a grip on tact, it would be like getting thumped on the nose a LOT.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Everyone’s ass would look fat in their jeans!LOL!

Vunessuh's avatar

I have a dead body under my bed because the wood chipper is full.
That wasn’t chicken in your pot pie the other night.
Okay, now your turn….

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SABOTEUR's avatar

Can you say, “Barney & the Backyard Gang”?

Booknight's avatar

A world without lies sounds nice, doesn’t it ? I think it would be lonely. How many professional and personal relationships would last if everyone was truthful about everything all the time ?
We tell white lies and half truths every day. Society needs them for us to be able to interact without constantly alienating or hurting others.

avengerscion's avatar

Booknight said it all!

YCLYHO's avatar

i’d love it!

echolivia's avatar

I agree with Booknight. It just wouldn’t work.

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