Regarding the education of children it is a generally held dogma that they should be taught not to lie. However, I personally have some doubts whether this really is a good thing to instill in my daughters. First of all there are the so-called "white lies". Such as
It is not you it's me.
That meal you cooked was delicious.
No, you don't look fat at all in that dress.
Without these "white lies" society would be needlessly cruel and hard. Then there are some lies who might come in handy some day for my daughters. Such as.
"I already have a boyfriend" to some creepy guy.
"Yes I always wanted to become an account manager/scrum master/sales representative" when applying for a job.
"No I can't really offer more than 100.0000, that's all I have got" when they buy a house.
Is it not better to teach my children, that contrary to conventional wisdom, lying isn't generally a bad thing but in some cases even a must?