I know we have been taught to speak the truth from a very young age. Whatever religion you follow, the holy book has always mentioned that a liar goes to hell and burns. When we were young, our parents and teachers always taught us that speaking truth is the only right way in life but as we grow older, we tend to lie more and more.
Over my short life, I have learned that if you always speak the truth, you can save yourselves from lots of trouble. I am not telling you that I have never lied in my life but as I grow older, I can see so many benefits of speaking the truth.
First, you don’t have to remember what you told anyone because it is the truth and you will be saying the same thing to everyone but if you lie you might need to lie a hundred times more to cover up that lie. On top of that, you should be willing to lie to everyone because that lie will be easily caught if you tell different stories to different people.
I am a bad lair so people sense something is wrong if I try to lie. When I started this blog for the first time, I posted a few posts online and was not sure if I wanted to share that with my husband because I wanted to blog anonymously, I thought it is OK but I couldn’t sleep properly for the next few days until I told him. I told him because I didn’t want to hide anything from my husband. I never wanted him to mistrust our relationship. On top of that, I know he will eventually find my blog as he surfs the internet so often. In addition, I wanted to share my ideas with him if required.
Even though telling the truth may be difficult for many people, it’s the approach that allows us to earn the respect of others. Nowadays people have a great deal of problem speaking the truth. Many are afraid they will hurt someone, they will be hurt, it’s not politically correct, or it’s easier to avoid conflict. People have lost the connection to their true self and this causes great conflict within them.
One thing I am sure is that if you lie too many times, people will lose trust in you and trying to gain that trust will be a very hard job.
I know there are times in life when it seems better to lie for some reasons, which may be more or less legitimate. Like adults lying to kids if something hurts them or telling your partner he/she is the most beautiful/handsome person in the world. I believe that it is OK because I have done that too. I never told my parents about my hardship as a student because they were so far away and I didn’t want them to worry. I always told them things were great but eventually after I graduated, I told them. Of course, not in detail as I had forgotten a lot too, but they do know now that I had some hard times as a student.
However, you need to be careful while telling white lies too. There is a fine line between them, a lie and a white lie. A white lie should not involve other people. It should only be used in order to protect unfortunate people.
So always try to speak the truth and be willing to accept the truth. When you live your life being honest with yourself, no matter how difficult it is, eventually you will find that you have a better life that is filled with integrity.
Do you agree with me?
Have a great weekend everyone 🙂
M from nepaliaustralian