The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. It’s a concept we all know and all understand, yet there are those among us who don’t quite grasp the application.
For me lying is something that has no place. I don’t lie, not just because I have a rubbish memory, but mainly because I don’t see the point. It’s like Pinocchio- as much as you try to hide it, it just sticks out like Pinocchio’s nose.
Why? Well the way I see it is that if you need to lie about something, then that part of your life is wrong. Lying isn’t going to fix it, it isn’t going to make it better, and if you delude yourself to think otherwise then it is only a matter of time before everything comes crashing down around you. You need to re-evaluate that aspect of your life, whether it be personal, professional or otherwise. You are only ever one decision away from a completely different life, and one lie away from remaining the same.
In life if we need to be honest, and starting with ourselves. We need to take stock and take responsibility for everything we do - regardless of the circumstance. Making excuses is just a way of lying to yourself to convince yourself otherwise. Worse still is to blame others, that is lying to yourself and trying to get others to believe the lie to the extent that it reflects it to a third party. This is not healthy.
Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t cling onto a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.
When you lie to yourself or others, a bit of you dies inside. It may not be visible for some time but it will be there. It won’t get better and the more you repeat it, then a part of your world dies too.
When a man lies he murders some part of the world...
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