Integrity is telling myself the truth & honesty is telling others the truth

“There is nothing as powerful as the truth and often nothing so strange.”

Often we hear people speak of honesty and being true to both self and to others. However, that does not always apply to the majority in real life. Many people tend to get offended when they hear the truth and others get scared of telling the truth in fear of hurting others. Honesty is sadly, one of the rarest values possessed by mankind. We are so obsessed with pleasing our friends, family and even strangers that we compromise on the truth. The saddest part is that, honesty has even been compromised at the most sacred of institutions such as marriages, politics and religious places. It’s yet to be known where the future of integrity and proper values lie.

As hard as it is to speak the truth at times, compromising should not be an option. Keep in mind, the more lies you tell, the even more lies you have to tell to cover up for the lies you already have told. At the end of the day being dishonest does not hurt anyone else as much as it hurts you.Sometimes, most of us compromise the truth in fear of hurting others without realising that it’s hurts more building a any kind of relationship on lies and dishonesty. Trust is broken and just like a mirror, it can be fixed but can never be the same again. Others prefer being brutally honest and in this case, it’s not the honesty that hurts but the brutality. How you convey a message, has so much effect on how it’s received. Rudeness and brutality should not be confused for “realness”. There is a thin line between these, which often get mixed up.

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To be able to live a fulfilling life, one of the things we need to learn is how to speak the truth despite how hard it may seem. No matter how much pain, we think it might may cause, keep it at the back of your mind that, bitter truth is easier to forgive, than sweet lies. We need to learn how to accept those who care enough to be honest regardless of how bitter it is. There are few of such people left in this world and one should not take them for granted. They are as precious as rare gems.
We also need to know how to convey the truth to others, without leaving out or changing vital information. We need to know the difference between being rude and being real!

Once we understand these key points, then we’ll be better equipped to handle situations, without compromising the truth to satisfy others and in the process discrediting ourselves. Remember, no lie told is ever to the benefit of anyone. Dishonesty is nothing but a distractive quality.

Keep reading, keep sharing and keep commenting.

Regards,
RespondingToLife.

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6 Comments

  1. Hello 😊
    Once again loving the topic.First the truth hurts it’s very true because it what us hunan being don’t want to live with.Human nature is used to an utopia state that’s y when lie it feels like you gave evaded the problem while in reality you just digging up your own grave.Lie tends to do ruin 80% of relationship and it always starts by trying to make ur partner not feel hurt. No, tell him or her the truth and everything will take its path naturally. I’ve always believed that the truth shall set you free
    Regards
    RespondingToLife

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  2. Thank you for the time you spared to write this marvellous topic. I congratulate you.What you’ve said is automatically true. Most of us prefer hearing what is sweet to the itching ears (lies) than the truth which is the bitter herb that heals the heart and soul. The truth hurts but it’s always the best path to walk in. In all spheres of life, the truth will always set us free and help us stop being in the chains of lies which in the ends welcomes the mother of all ruins. I believe we can all choose truth as our firm foundation and all will be well,to us, our friends, family and loved ones not forgetting our enemies too (who we should also love).

    God bless you and Responding to Life.

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