There's an episode in the Korean TV series My Girlfriend is a Gumiho that centered around a little white lie. Miho, the nine-tailed fox who is attempting to cope with human life, purchases a book, The Little Mermaid. She is happy to find a story that is a tad similar to hers--a creature who wants to become human yet has to sacrifice something for it. Childlike as she is, Miho expects the story to have a happy ending. Dae Woong becomes concerned; everybody knows how the said fairytale ends. The little mermaid is reduced to bubbles/sea foam, and as she vanishes she watches the love of her life together with his bride.
When Miho is sleeping, Dae Woong takes her book and tears the last page. The next morning, Miho is frustrated to find out that she will never be able to finish reading the story. Dae Woong tells her that she doesn't need the last page anyway because he can tell her what it the ending is. He says there's a happy-ever-after.
At first look, it might sound sweet. Of course Dae Woong doesn't want Miho to be sad, so he fabricates a Disney ending, which Miho believes. But in the long run, aren't they just living in a lie?
This applies to real life as well. I don't quite understand people who say it's completely okay to tell white lies. I may be the only one who has this thought, but a lie that is made in order to put smile on others' faces may be a little more painful--when found out--than a "regular" lie. "I don't want to hurt you", "I don't want to see you sad"--are these really reasons of love? If you really love someone, you will tell him or her the truth, no matter how much it hurts. Aren't the foundations of relationships composed of trust? Of honesty? Sometimes love is not enough. I've seen so many proofs about how half-truths and white lies destroy a relationship. Telling white lies all the time might lead to color blindness....*hint hint*