Are they really harmless or do you feel they should never be used?
Most Helpful Girl
The importance is not to always express what you mean, but to always mean what you express.
It is unnessesary to always say what you think out loud.. but if you choose to say it out loud you better mean what you say.
So whether the lie is harming or not, it's still a lie. In my opinion no lies are okay.2
Most Helpful Guy
No, I don't lie. Lying is a very bad habit and I don't approve any kind of lies, be it normal lies or even white lies.
It's best to be honest, truthful and face the consequences rather than resorting to some sort of lie to handle things.1