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! (:


  1. Mama, you write so well. Masha'a'Allah! When I read your stories, It's like I'm there. I love you and am so very proud of you. That's my baby. Love mom!

  2. I love your writing! Its very mature ! mashaAllah You seem so much older than you are in your writing sis!
    Can't wait to read many more

  3. People are very self-conscience. They tell lies to beautify the actual tushes that they really are. I say, start loving who you are, you'll stop doing whatever dumb thing you're planning to do, and then you wont have to lie and cover it up to look good. haha!

    love you blog, btw! woohoo!

  4. Very well said!!

    I think this is something that a lot of people struggle with on the inside but, they just don't say.

  5. OmA- thanks <3
    Skittles- LOL that's very true and thankssssssssssssssssss
    Tiffany Nicole- i think so too, but some people just don't seem to understand...

  6. as-salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah,

    wow girl!! what an excellent post Mashallah!!

    the truth always comes out and then you get into more trouble then you would have in the first place.

    and then for those who are pathological liars, I don't know what the trigger is, but I suspect part of the reason is they do not feel worthy without the lies.

  7. Asalamu Alaikum,
    Wow Mashallah well written. I agree even though sometimes it's hard telling the truth is best in the end. I guess some people forget that if they cant bare to tell the truth why not just keep silent? No need to lie.

  8. MashAllah amazing post! That is so very true, it's so easy to just make things up and even white lies and it builds up. For me lying is one of the worst things a person can do to me, I hate being lied too. I love your writing :)

  9. MashAllah such big words for such a small package and your so true. So wise mashAllah. I agree with you...

  10. Amazingly written mashallah :)

  11. MashAllah great post! and so true!
    Once you start you can't stop.
    Forever Learning X


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