Am I the only person in the world who feels that a “lie of omission” is still a lie?
I was recently asked to do something without telling another party about it. This happens all the time, to all of us…. keeping secrets, right? We’ve been doing it since kindergarten. But this fact of omission directly involved the person who I couldn’t discuss it with. But, that’s still a secret, right?
At what point does a “secret” become a “lie?” At what point is it okay for us to keep a “harmless” fact to ourselves and not divulge it? In my opinion, if I came into a large sum of money and didn’t tell Brandon about it, I’d be lying to him. But at the same time, me not telling a friend about her upcoming surprise party is just a secret.
So where’s the line?