Topic: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Always telling the truth is the most important consideration in any relationship.
Truth be told, a good relationship always bases on belief and tolerant, and in order to make others believe in us, we always have to become honest in our lives. However, whether we some time should tell lie or not is a fascinating question. As far as I am concerned, I completely agree with the concept that we should tell lie in some situations because our lies will make other feel pleasured and help us to become polite.
To begin with, it is undeniable that people always want to hear the truth from others, but if we always tell the truth, we may make others feel disappointed; so, our relationships may be devastated. Therefore, telling lie is a good way to keep and enrich our relationships. For instance, that is so stupid when we see the new hair style of our boss and make a honest judge that this style is so obsolete and it does not fit with her clothes. In stead of do this, we can make some nice comments about her hair, and tell to her that you really want to have the same hair style. In this way, our supervisors will be very happy and have good impressions about us. As a result, the relationship between we and our employers will be enhanced.
In addition, in some cases, we have to tell lie in order show that we are gentlemanly people. In our daily lives, there are a lot of situations which will make us to waste a lot of time, and the best way to politely escape from them is telling the lie. for example, while we are walking to the park, we meet some friends, and they invite us go to a party. However, our intentions is walking around the park, and we can deny their invitation by telling the lie in reasonable ways, such as we have to go back home to help our father to fix old cars. Consequently, through the lie, we can save a lot of time, and get respect from others as a polite person.
In brief, a lie can destroy any good relationship, and stoles our belief in other’s minds. However, for these reasons that I have mentioned above, some time the lie can help us to built our relationships because it can give others a lot of pleasure and respect.
TOEFL listening lectures: A lecture from a life sciences class (2)