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Lies and Ethics

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Discuss or debate the questions below. Remember to support your answers!

  • Are you an ethical person? Why do you think so?
  • Do you have any friends who often lie? If yes, what do they lie about?
  • If a store clerk gave you too much change, would you tell him? Why/not?
  • Have you ever stolen something? If yes, please explain.
  • Are white lies okay? Why/not?

  • What is the difference between a lie and an exaggeration?
  • When is lying a good thing? Why do you think so?
  • Who lies more, men or women? Why do you think so?
  • Which nationality do you think lies the most? Why do you think so?
  • How often do you lie? Do you think that this is too much?
  • Have you told a lie this week? How about this month? If yes, when, where, and why did you lie? Please explain.
  • Do you agree or disagree? The best liars are politicians. Why/not?
  • What qualities do you think an ethical person has? Why do you think so?

  • Would you cheat on a test? (Or have you ever cheated on a test?) Why/not?
  • Would you lie on a job resume? (Or have you ever lied on a job resume?) Why/not? Would you lie at a job interview?
  • Do you trust people easily? Why/not?

  • What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating on a test? What if he were a friend? What if he were someone you didn't like?
  • What would you do if you saw someone shoplifting? What if he were a friend? What if he were a family member?
  • What would you do if you found a $100 bill lying in the street? What if that $100 were in a wallet? Please explain.
  • Are there any jobs that require you to be an ethical person? Which ones? Why?

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