Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tell it like it is
One of the advantages of being a human is the ability of having a choice: this or that, here or there, love or hate, happy or sad? Having a choice gives us the power we need to survive this life. It's how the manager of that big-shot company rose to the top, it's how the rich guy now lives on the streets, it's how you feel.
The biggest option that is placed before us in life is whether or not to tell the truth. Especially in today's soceity, the truth can be a scary thing... or it can be something so completely humble. Every religion on this earth pushes us to tell the truth, to testify, to bear witness.
Then why is it such a hard thing to do?
"I wanted to ditch class today, so I wrote a letter and faked my parent's signature so I can give it to the teacher and leave class." , "I told my family that I made everything by scratch when all I really did was order food from some ritzy restaurant." , "I didn't want to go to work today, so I called in sick when I really wasn't."
Excuses, lies... whatever you want to call them. Once you start, you can't stop. Sometimes people even convince themselves they're telling the truth when it's actually a big lie. *raises an eyebrow* How is it that we allow ourselves to slip so EASILY into lies and it's really hard to tell the truth? People don't like liars.
Even if you did get that bad grade or whatever, why not tell the truth even if there are consequences? Eventually, people will learn to respect you as a person. The reality is, is that everyone appreciates the truth much more than lies.
“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.” -Ivan Panin (Russian mathematician1855-1942)
Tell it like it is and you'll gain a whole lot more out of life! (: