Always telling the truth is the most important consideration in any relationship

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Always telling the truth is the most important consideration in any relationship between people.

Different people hold distinct views when it comes to whether telling the truth is the most important consideration in any relationship between people. If I had to make a decision, I would not go with that to tell the truth always is the most important consideration between people. In the following discussion, I would like to provide some reasons to support my point of view.

First of all, some people are not willing to hear the truth that is unhappy or scared. For example, my friend got the serious disease, so he should not live longer. In order to make him live more happily in the rest of his life, I did not tell him real truth about his disease. There is no better example to showcase than this.

However, there are skeptics. Some people think that people who do not tell the truth can not be trusted, and their relationship could be destroyed. However, if people heard the truth, they would become more frustrated and do something harmful to their bodies.

Another important fact that I’d like to point out here is that getting along with people happily is the most important consideration between people for any relationship. For instance, one day, I arrange a wedding proposal for my girlfriend in the hospital, but I did not tell her before. When she was working in the hospital, she heard that I got a terrible car accident and needed a surgery. However, she finally found the accident is not a real thing, and she was a little angry. In spite of a joke, the wedding proposal is unforgettable experience for her. Therefore, I considered that always telling the truth is not the most important consideration in any relationship between people.

To sum up, on the basis of the reasons presented above, which correlate with each other to generate an integrated and complete argument, we have no reason to doubt that I disagree that always telling the truth is the most important consideration in any relationship between people.

TOEFL listening discussions: A conversation between a student and her coach

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Hi Hicklinhappy, I thought your writing in this one was pretty good. Your sentences are clear and you don’t have too many grammar or usage mistakes. I did not like your content very much though. It just wasn’t very convincing and your examples, apart from your marriage proposal one, seemed overly brief and vague. I also did not really like your intro - I suggested a different format below. Overall, I would rate this one a 3 out of 5.

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Thank you for your comment on my essay. Teacher Lusche.

The truths and lies take enormous parts of our lives. So is telling the truth all the time necessary or sometimes is it unnecessarily eroding in any kind of relationship? Some may think it is not a big deal to say white lies from time to time but I disagree with that idea since I believe the most important factor that makes relationship concrete is telling each other the truths.

To begin with, telling the truth is one most important agents that build up trustworthiness between people. It is something that we commonly witness that people are being hypocrite more and more nowadays as the competition levels rising. Thus people become more cautious about choosing friends and they want them to be someone that they could easily count on. The truth-telling is coming into play and giving an idea about personalities and what the possible future friendship is going to be alike. The doctors who always tell the truth no matter what at the hospital I am working, have the best relationship with their patients and even more, the patient compliances are much higher in those relationships. It does not only construct the relationship but also makes it beneficial to the patients’ health.

What’s more, telling the truth is an important determinant for people to have respect and value each other. Lately, people are more prone to lose temper and behave disrespectfully to one another. That’s one of the most important reasons why we should care about respect. As telling the truth and respect are closely related to each other, respect is going to appear easily between people once people are honest and tell the truth to each other.

In conclusion, although many believe that white lies are not as damaging as they’re thought to be, I think that most things that created after much effort between people shouldn’t be jeopardized for just tiny little things called white lies. I strongly believe that telling the truth plays a leading role in structuring a strong relationship between people.


Hi Bugra, I think your level of writing is almost exactly the same as Burak’s so everything I have told him applies to you as well.

Best regards,


Hi Torsten ,
Thank you for taking your time and replying , I appreciate that :slight_smile: