Are you willing to express your thoughts at the expense of being called a liar?
I just watched a documentary about a young football player who was accused of wrong doing; it was a very complex story but the bottom line was he told the truth and was villified for it.
Would you be willing to tell the truth even if you may be ostracized because of it?
I suck as a Liar. So, long ago I decided that I had to be truthful with everyone and it wasn't long before I had a reputation of "You can ask Don, but he is going to tell you the truth, and you might not like what he says."
As Popeye said; I Yam what I Yam!
In life it is always the right position to be truthful. It can get one in trouble if you are brutally truthful. Take your wife asking you if you she is fat; simply tell her that she is beautiful in your eyes. Skirting the actual truth can sometimes be necessary.
When I was in the work force, I had to tell the truth about certain things and blasted for it. It wasn't fun, but after that they knew how I stood and was never tried to be backed into a corner again.
Oh, yes, no matter how hard it may be, truth is always best in this life.
It all depends upon the circumstances. In 99.9% of the cases, it is ALWAYS good, even morally correct to be honest, even forthright, regarding a situation, no matter if you are ostracized. There is an adage that it is far better for person to hate you as you are than to like you for what you are not. It is always good to express one's opinions &/or beliefs even it is contrary to the masses. Most people are threatened, particularly family, because it disrupts their comfort zone & level. It also threatens the familial &/or societal construct & status quo.
However, in the corporate world, it can be highly deleterious career wise to tell the truth. Telling the truth, in some cases, can be a downright career killer for the one who is telling the truth. Many people in corporations are even blackballed unfortunately for telling, even divulging the truth especially against those who are in very powerful positions. Many promising career paths were ruined, even destroyed because one elected to tell the truth about a certain job/corporate situation. Many just simply kept their mouths closed even if they do KNOW, realizing that their careers are at severe risk. Their mantra is to put/shut up.
It's best to do whatever is to your advantage. If the truth is to your advantage then do that. If a lie is necessary, then do that. Everybody tells the truth, and everybody tells lies. There are no saintly characters on earth. The saint and the liar are one. It depends on the situation or what day of the week. And it does not matter what others think. Because they are doing the same things sooner or later.
For me truth is powerful. Though it depends on the situation on how others react to your truth but at least there is a satisfaction within that you've said it and you stand by it. Slowly everybody adjusts and knows that this is you and will be the same no matter what.
You might be blamed for telling truth at the moment, but the posterity won't blame you for that. I'm sure that telling the truth it's the right way.
Truthfulness is very much needed in the modern societies. The main reason behind all the debacles that are taking place in the modern societies are because of lying. Yeah there are many occasions when confessing can dig you into deep trouble. But remember that’s the test that you will have to face in order build up a good society. Most of us think that what alone I can do by being a truthful person? This thinking is completely wrong. Change within you can be the start of a great revolution. If you fear you will be demolished if you confess the truth why do you perform such a task? Why don’t you think at least a hundred times before doing that task? Would you have been able to do that task in front of your parents, wife or kids? If you start to think in this manner then you can easily avoid such tasks. And yeah always try to confess to the dearest ones so that your chances of being demolished are on the lower side. Because there are higher chances that your dearest ones, even you have done the faulty thing with them, will forgive you no matter how much angry they are with you.
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