Everyone has heard the saying “what you don’t know won’t hurt you“……..
But….is this really true?
I know someone who makes a lot of money on the premise of this phase. He provides a service to people that call him because they need someone to make their living environment a healthier place to live in.
This person does absolutely nothing right in front of their eyes, but convinces them that he has just saved their lives and the lives of their babies and walks out with a check for thousands of dollars.
When I ask him how he feels about steeling money from people daily, his answer is that the customers are happy with his services and can sleep better at night and therefore he deserves the money that they are willingly paying him.
What they don’t know won’t hurt them.
In this case, it even helps them.
Yes, there are cases that lying becomes a critical problem for the person lied to and the liar, but the consequences end up being an appropriate punishment which fits the crime……I am not talking about these cases. These cases take care of themselves.
My question is how bad is lying, when the lie doesn’t hurt anyone and no one is the wiser to it?
In my opinion, very, very, very bad.
And….not because it is “bad” thing to do. Sometimes lying has no bad intentions behind it.
I believe that untruths are bad because they are not real.
By lying, you are contributing untruth to the world.
Untruths are fictional.
Fiction is fantasy.
Believing in fantasy is the same as being “crazy”.
Let me put this in another way……