Telling lies doesn’t necessarily make you a liar. In fact, pretending that you always tell the truth is the worst lie of all. There are some lies that are unforgivable, but others are important in maintaining peace in your life.
The lie you told to protect your friend’s feelings
This kind of fib is sometimes necessary when it comes to helping out a loved one. Whether you’re covering up harsh gossip or embellishing a compliment, you should never apologize for stretching a truth that would otherwise be crushing.
The lies you told your parents for the sake of your social life
A little childhood rebellion never hurt anyone, especially if you were just in search of some after-school fun. As long as you didn’t put yourself in danger, it’s hard to regret those little lies you told in order to attend a popular party or go on a date with your crush. Plus, these youthful revolts make for great stories in the future that even your family will laugh at.
The lies that kept you safe
The best thing to do when you’re feeling threatened is to lie, lie, lie. You have to say whatever comes to mind that will get you out of a bad situation, and you should never regret not being honest to those you can’t trust. You have to put your safety first, and your lies will thank you later.
Holding off on saying “I love you” until you were ready
Some might call this lying by omission, but either way you shouldn’t apologize for revealing any emotions that you’re not comfortable with yet. When the time comes for you to say those three words, you’ll feel much more relaxed in knowing that you’ve been able to prepare yourself, even if it means hiding your feelings for a while.
The lies that made you a better person
Sometimes the most important lies are the ones you regret the most because they helped you grow. They taught you who to respect and how to respect them, and this is why you shouldn’t be sorry. Doing the wrong thing can actually be the right thing if it pushes you towards your potential.