Truth. Can you handle it?
I’ve always been fascinated with the truth.
First there’s the concept of telling lies.
As a general rule I don’t tell lies.
White lies at times perhaps. Omissions maybe.
But not big fat porky pies.
For one, I’m a little scared of being caught out.
I do subscribe to Sir Walter Scott’s quote:
Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive.
I also pride myself on being: what you see is what you get.
I’m not great at pretending to be something I’m not and I don’t enjoy it.
I try hard to lead an authentic life and be true to myself.
Truth for me means finding your purpose in life and following it.
It means saying something the way it is, though sometimes it’s necessary to focus on positives and a little bit of sugar coating, which, on a whole, is better than lying even if you forgo self-preservation.
I guess what I find most interesting is individuals who habitually lie…so much so that they actually believe their lies.
Whether someone is lying to themselves or others, I feel bad for them because there is nothing as fulfilling as knowing you are living and owning your truths, even if you don’t like them sometimes.
‘Truth’ is today’s word out of the jar. Read more about my Out of the Jar project here.
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