Music: Rollz – The truth hurts
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Truthfulness and honesty are qualities cherished and respected for centuries all over the worldso today we take a little gander at the mechanism behind telling the truth.
Why should you tell the truth?
There is that very old and very famous saying that: Truth shall set you free, but what does it actually mean, how can one describe that state of being? Well, physically you feel lighter, energetic and mentally you feel at peace, happy and joyful. Add to that the word of Mark Twain: If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything, and you have a wide range of benefits for telling the truth.
In conclusion, truth makes you happy, so tell it more often!
White lies and walking on the edge
White lies are minor lies which could be considered to be harmless, or even beneficial, in the long term. White lies are also considered to be used for greater good. A common version of a white lie is to tell only part of the truth, therefore not be suspected of lying, yet also conceal something else, in order to avoid awkward questions.
Austin O’Malley said: Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. I think he ment that when you walk too much on the fine line between truth and lie you might soon be unable to tell the difference between the two.
Truth hurts! (your bane)
In my opinion, the above sentence is not only false, but also idiotic. It is not the telling of truth that hurts people, it is the way people react when facing facts or other people’s opinion.
Truth may hurt when used with the specific intention of hurting someone’s feelings but the notion of truth itself has no hurtful component whatsoever. In the words of William Blake: A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
I do admit certain phrasing and tonalities of one’s voice may be considered offensive and hurtful so that is why one should at times exercise kindness, compassion and/or diplomacy when telling someone the truth.
Why do people lie?
John Gotti said: I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.
So there you have it right there, it’s the fear of being judged, of not being good enough, of loosing things or relations, fear of being alone, fear of punishment etc.
We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger. ~Tad Williams
Break free of your fears, tell the truth!