If you uncovered the truth behind a lie, would you tell the truth?

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  1. brittvan22 profile image83
    brittvan22posted 6 years ago

    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!)

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  2. msorensson profile image69
    msorenssonposted 6 years ago

    Tell the truth to alleviate the pain and anger still remaining with those who are still alive, for their own benefit.

    1. brittvan22 profile image83
      brittvan22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.)

    2. msorensson profile image69
      msorenssonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. prospectboy profile image86
    prospectboyposted 6 years ago

    With proof available, I think it would be best to just tell the truth.

    1. brittvan22 profile image83
      brittvan22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Me too I just felt maybe it would also be opening up old wounds.

  4. houseofjcjee profile image73
    houseofjcjeeposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. brittvan22 profile image83
      brittvan22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree and she would too her saying was the truth is always welcome and will set you free!

  5. Time2Spare profile image59
    Time2Spareposted 6 years ago

    With the proof in hand, I believe it would be right to tell the truth.

    1. brittvan22 profile image83
      brittvan22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for your input its appreciated!

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    CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. brittvan22 profile image83
      brittvan22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said, C.J.

    2. profile image0
      CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Why, thank you my dear...I aim to please. :0)

  7. suzzycue profile image93
    suzzycueposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. brittvan22 profile image83
      brittvan22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I see your point I am wrestling between your advice and the other hubbers. Thanks for your input!

    2. suzzycue profile image93
      suzzycueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your welcome always remember the good times with people.

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    LikaMarieposted 6 years ago

    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.

 
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