The Truth?!

By Fatima K - February 20, 2014

It's so much easier to lie than to tell the truth sometimes. It's almost as if we tell a lie just to please others, even if it isn't true it makes everything ok just saying it. Well let me tell you something, it does NOT make everything ok. Granted, it will for a short amount of time, but it's wrong.

See, the thing about lying is that the truth always comes out at some point, if not today then it'll come up another day. So it's better to tell the truth. 

But what happens if the truth hurts or upsets people? 

To this question, I have some excellent advice my mum gave me - obviously she got it from somewhere else - 'the truth hurts'. 

Let me demonstrate using a really simple example: 
- you tell your friend the dress is amazing even thought you know full well that it's not. You could, alternatively, suggest she keeps looking because you know she'll find something much nicer.
       Ok, so it's an oversimplified example, but it still works becasue if you tell her it's nice when it's not, someone else wil most definitely comment on its lack of niceness. So isn't it better coming from you? 

Or, to take another example, when you were supposed to do some reading for a class and even though you haven't read it, you say you have. When you are asked what your opinion on that text was, what do you say?! In this case, it's better if you read a summary of that text becasue at least then you have a general idea! But otherwise, the words 'hmmm', 'well' and 'erm' are used a lot as you frantically try to think of something appropriate to say. And whilst you do, it becomes obvious you have no idea what you are talking about. Epic fail. 

Maybe, just maybe, if we all add a tiny bit more honesty into our lives, it'll get rid of those pesky small lies. 

What's important is that we have to be truthful to ourselves first before we even think about anything else, because who are we kidding, if we aren't sure ourselves, what can we possibly say to others? 

So come on, lets be truthful to ourselves and those around us. 

Keep Reading! 
My reading list just keeps getting longer and longer! 

Keep reading, F x
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  1. Truth hurts , that's totally true. But lie hurts even badly after a while.

    1. This is so true, which is why it's better to go with the truth :)


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