If you uncovered the truth behind a lie, would you tell the truth?
Ok. let's say that you were going through some old papers in the attic and found that a possible grudge one sibiling had for another was based on a lie. The truth would clear the name of a sibiling that is deceased and perceived to be ungrateful, which was a lie? Do you tell or keep it to yourself, when you have the proof in your hand (literally!)
Tell the truth to alleviate the pain and anger still remaining with those who are still alive, for their own benefit.
I agree, but its tricky opening up old wounds didn't want to seem like I was starting anything, but I stumbled upon the truth (literally.)
Oh..you are right..opening old wounds...
Then perhaps you can determine the right time to open it so it won't be so painful.
With proof available, I think it would be best to just tell the truth.
Tell the truth! You have all the evidences, show it. It is unfair for the deceased person to be perceived as ungrateful, even after his death. Everybody deserves the truth, no matter how painful it will be, because only the truth can set us free.
With the proof in hand, I believe it would be right to tell the truth.
It would be your moral obligation to surrender the truth that has fallen into your hands. Truth in this world is in short supply, so being able to render some truth would help to alleviate the surplus of lies that are circulating around this planet.
Moreover, I do not see this as opening up "new wounds", but rather stitching up and dressing an old wound so it can heal.
I would keep this to myself because the sibling is deceased and nothing would be gained by telling the truth and bringing up old wounds. Always live in the now because nothing else will make you happier.
I think if children are involved, that yes, truth would have to come forth, because it's a life lesson to teach that honesty is the way to go.
by rikabothra 2 years ago
Hi everyone,Here's a thought...We have been taught to speak the truth, but it is right to do so in the cost of hurting/harming someone? Especially if that someone is a person we care for? It is one of the biggest dilemmas, what do you think?
by jaydawg808 3 years ago
Is it better to lie than to hurt someone's feelings for being honest?
by infoforum 7 years ago
What is good: A lie that brings a smile Or a truth that draws a tear?
by sushant143 6 years ago
Why we afraid to tell the truth ??
by ii3rittles 6 years ago
How many times do you lie?We all lie everyday, whether it is to ourselves, our kids, our family, our friends, or complete strangers. Most people don't realize they lie as much as they do. How many times do you think you tell a lie on any given day?
by Dave Mathews 8 years ago
Is lying Wrong? Is lying a sin? Is the ommission of the truth or facts a lie, is it a sin? Are there degrees of lying and sinning, if so where should the line be drawn?
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