I DID LIE IN MY LIFE, BUT TRIED TO TRAIN MYSELF OF NOT DOING SO,....AND THERE IS THIS TYPE OF DECEPTION THAT KILLED ME, AND I WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO BE AWARE OF..AS IT IS "ART" OF DECEPTION...!!I WAS FACED WITH IT BY A PERSON I DIDNT KNOW BUT IN THE SAME TIME who's TOUCHED THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL, AND I THOUGHT THAT I KNEW THEMM!!...OOHHHH GOODNESS..IT KILLED ME .ITS A WIERD TYPE OF DECEPTION, WHICH IS NOT LYING, ITS ACTUALLY RATHER, NOT SAYIN SOMETHING..THAT WAS THE CAUSE OF MY DEATH..(NOT LITERALLY) .I USED TO ALWAYS MAKE FUN OF PPL WHEN THEY SAY, "OOH, IT FEELS LIKE I KNEW U FROM YEARS" BUT I FELL FOR THAT..SAAAD HUH! NEWAYZ, SO I WENT AND LOOKED THIS TOPIC UP AND FOUND OUT THE FOLLOWING.. : (hope it helps) :
What is a lie?
What is deception?
"Deception includes the range of means whereby people may be mislead. The most evident of these is lying. But it also includes withholding information which the person might find of immediate significance, as well as misleading the person into some alternative belief, or reinforcing such a belief. Then there are the more marginal forms of deception, such as evasion, euphemism and exaggeration; and the often unconscious forms of deception (without intention to mislead), such as the subtle changes of subject, the disguises, the gestures leading astray, and silence and inaction. Individuals differ greatly in the relationship with deception in their lives. Some may declare their preference for honesty but be ignorant about deception and its alternatives, or lack any awareness of the presence of a moral problem in the first place; others are beyond caring. There are differences in the power of individuals to live a life without deceit given their environment. Many lack sufficient freedoms and security from repercussions should they challenge deeply-rooted habits of duplicity. The stress on individualism and competition generate intense pressures to cut corners and produces motives which may impel many to participate in forms of deception they might otherwise resist.
Deceit and violence -- these are the two forms of deliberate assault on human beings.
Dishonesty, including lying, is one of the major obstacles to appropriate relationships in society and is currently reaching epidemic proportions. It is not only practiced in personal relationships but as a routine at work, in religious life, and especially in politics. When people are unable to trust each other, the fabric of society is weakened and instability, chaos and violence often result."
"What is Lying?
A common temptation is to define a lie as a statement that isnÂ’t true