The truth; the whole truth and nothing but the truth…those are familiar words, but do most people truly adhere to every letter of that misused and misunderstood word? The Truth. As a word it seems so formidable, so tall and strong. The truth never blinks an eye and never lets up for a second.
The truth is extremely important to me, maybe too much so. One of my quirky Asperian traits involves the truth and my devotion to it. I am compelled to speak the truth as I see it, I can do no less.
If someone asks for my honest opinion, I must give it. I try to be as diplomatic as possible, but sometimes the truth hurts, no matter how you sugar coat it. I feel I owe it to people to be honest with them.
I feel that one of the worst lies a person can tell is to themselves. This lie is the most dangerous because it blinds us to reality. I have tried to be honest with myself, no matter how painful the truth can sometimes be. This is essential to my personal well-being and long-term success.
I don’t mind being incorrect and I don’t mind being wrong. In fact, I welcome this. I have an open mind; To me, mistakes are opportunities for growth. I try to learn as much as I can from my mistakes and from others mistakes as well…We live in interesting times and I can truthfully say that I have learned a lot.
I have learned that “The Truth” varies with one’s perspective of it. My friend Einstein let me in on that little nugget and it certainly rings true. Many conflicts occur because both sides of the argument are convinced that their truth is more true than the others truth, “You must be wrong because I am right” and all that nonsense.
There are, however, universal truths that we all share. We all want to live in peace and happiness, to be able to fulfill our hopes and dreams. We all need love and understanding. We have so much in common, we share the same planet and we all need each other.
We can deny these truths, we can look away, but in the deepest parts of our hearts we know what is right….. They say “The truth shall set you free” and I truly believe that….and I cannot look away any longer……
Happy Sept.12th. Strawberryindigo.
“This is the character of truth; it is of all time, it is for all men, it has only to show itself to be recognized, and one cannot argue against it” **Voltaire**