I've competed in the Olympic Games 5 times. My experiences are immeasurable, my regrets are few....and I wouldn't trade them for all the world!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND....
The random quotation of the day on the side panel of my blog today said, "The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end". - Harriet Beecher Stone
I for one, could not agree more. I don't know what it is with me and the truth, but it is something that I hold sacred. If I do nothing else with my friends whom I hold dear, it is that I try to be as honest as I possibly can be. Sometimes to a fault, my friends will tell you. Mostly because I have a heck of a guilty conscience, plus my facial expressions tell all my truths. I would be awful at poker, lol!
That being said, I expect it in return from my friends, the good and the bad. I don't want you to tell me what you think I want to hear, I want you to tell me the truth, no matter what. Just break it down...
It is the least we can do to show one another respect, right? Plus when trust is lost in a friendship or relationship, it's so hard to fully get it back. I think I would rather be hurt than be lied to, to be honest. There's just no reason for it. Or is there? Is there a time when it's ok to lie?
Are white lies ok? Perhaps.
If it will save someone from being really hurt, maybe it's ok then?
What about lies of omission? You know, you didn't outright tell a lie, but you omitted the real truth from your story. Is that ok?
I don't know where to draw the line, so I just work under the truth at all times premise. Well I try really hard at it anyway. Makes my life a whole lot easier in my opinion. And I hope my friends will always love and respect me enough to treat me the same way.