I have been thinking a lot lately about the truth and what it means to lie. What, exactly, constitutes lying? At what point does ‘omission’ become a lie? I always think of lying as an act that one knowingly participates in, knowing that they are probably doing wrong, but at what point does omission become an active lie? Is it wrong to just not tell your lover that you are sleeping with someone else when you have an open relationship? Is it wrong to just omit the fact that you killed somebody? What about omitting the fact that you are bisexual? What about omitting that you are in love with more then one person? What about omitting the fact that you hate meat, but eat it anyway for the person you love? Exactly, at what point, is omission considered lying? Or is it a lie at all? At what point do you draw the line? Obviously most people would consider omitting the fact that you killed someone a lie, but why? When does it become a lie, versus an omission? What do people think? Have you omitted something you felt was a lie? Or do you think omission is simply that…the act of not telling the whole truth and therefore not an active lie? Please discuss respectfully and please don’t be racist, sexist, or unusually idiotic in any way.