A Walk In The Park (Plaza): Words To Live By      Part 7: Always Tell The Truth

By Mayer Smith  

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Always tell the truth unless volunteering the truth without being asked will needlessly hurt someone. If an asker is just being nosy about another party, just say you don’t know all the facts about the situation. This will almost always be the truth. If the nosy one continues to ask, simply say you do not wish to continue that discussion.  If the nosy one still continues, you will know this is a person you do not want as a friend and walk away.

The Truth is a powerful weapon to have in your arsenal.

If others know you ALWAYS tell the truth…or remain silent when appropriate, they will feel free to rely on your answer when it is important for them to do so.

It is a cornerstone of friendship.

It is a fundamental bulwark of a society of good people.

It is a provider of comfort and peace of mind.

It is the foundation of a person’s reputation.

If you always tell the truth, you won’t find yourself having to tell a 2nd lie in order to cover up the first lie.

A Lie, on the other hand, creates discomfort in the liar.  Discomfort, in turn, affects the visage of the liar and can actually initiate bodily problems. 

Lies are often the foundations of situations that adversely affect entire communities.

So, after reviewing the above, if given the choice of telling the Truth or telling a Lie to gain a position of advantage, which would be your choice regardless of contributing factors? Can you see ANY situation that would require you to Lie …. as opposed to remaining silent?