Better Tell The Truth
Tell the Truth
As parents, teachers, counselors, advisers, coaches, mentors, or whatever position we occupy, we have the responsibility, to tell the truth, and to encourage others to do so. Let the best advice you give people be, to tell the truth, all the time. It pays to tell the truth. Today, as I look at our lives and relationships, so many relationships are infected with lies.
Consequently, many of our relationships these days are no longer what they use to be because they have been infected with lie infection. I owe a debt of gratitude to my late father Elder Abraham, for teaching me and my siblings the importance of truth-telling by both his words and actions.
He made it known to us the benefits of honesty, in the end, he will always say, "A good name is better than gold. I wonder how many people will give a damn to such cliché.
I strongly believe that honesty is not only morally right, it’s efficient, productive, and profitable in every way. How I wish I have a better way to say it.
Benefits of Truth-Telling
Take for an instance, in a culture or a system where everyone tells each other the truth; there will be less time, and resources spent in double-checking, or “Keeping them Honest” like Anderson Cooper’s program.
There will be fewer lawsuits, fewer conspiracy theories, and fewer promoters of fakeness because people want nothing but the truth. That means that critical issues like deadly infections like Covid-19 Pandemic and the Covid-19 vaccines information and guidelines should not have as much resistance and other various setbacks and confusion and suspicion, nor be politicized and manipulated by politicians or any elected officials. Instead, everyone will care about and defend the truth no matter the party in power.
How do you feel about the craziness going on online? All kinds of fraudulent activities, scams, exploitations. All in the name of online trading. Hardily we see service or receive a valuable service as before. Everything has been converted to work, for marketing. and profiteering. No longer free online stuff.Why so?
We all can see the massive deceits, going on; many wolves in sheep clothing. I hope we’re watchful.? Society is changing dramatically! Why all this madness, loss of morality, is it just to make money, to be successful? Can’t we allow the means to justify the end?
Instead of the other way.
Some Reasons Why People Lie
Many people lie for lots of reasons, often because it seems like a convenient way to get what they want without investing much effort or resources.
They lie just to cut corners and take the shortcuts to acquire the so-called success. They lie because it seems trendy. Also, People lie to cover their inadequacies, Past failures, and disappointments. Others may also lie or be trading on lies just to pay it backward instead of paying it forward. In other words, they feel wronged by society, or by their environment.
Well, whatever reasons that make some people become habitual liars, deceivers, untrustworthy, unreliable, double-faced, they should realize that like many short-term strategies, it will not be sustainable, in the long-term, their strategies will become ineffective and put them in danger. To some, it can cost them to lose big time whatever so-called gain, wealth acquired wrongfully.
It is always good to remember that some people can only be deceived once, then if you run into them again, or they run into you, either way, they will remember you lied to them; they will remember how you run your business, your relationships, and avoid you or even spread your
Bad news to others in order to save others from falling victim to your schemes. And at least this should constrain or deter people from lying. Unfortunately, most people who have told lies think they have gotten away with it. I doubt it.
I write this to remind us that It is better to grow gradually, follow the right process, be patient and be authentic in all your dealings. I’m sorry I can’t express the points I want. But if you find this useful, please as always join the discussion.