Will the truth always set you free?

chantel (@quitekind) 8 years, 6 months ago

I’m just wondering about whether truth is always good or not. I find myself wanting to tell the truth to some people, but I stop myself because I feel like they’re the type of people who aren’t very accepting and open and who will act irrationally. Then I have faith that these people may not see things clearly at first and will see it later on down the road, but I just want to save myself the drama because I don’t like stirring things up or causing problems between people that I could otherwise avoid. It sounds kind of bad that I want to save myself the hassle, but I just don’t know if certain individuals can handle the truth without getting too angry, too hurt etc. What are your experiences with telling people the truth about certain things, or letting them know how other people feel about them that they may not like so much?

March 20, 2014 at 10:28 am
Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

If an asteroid was on a collision course with Earth, would you like the government to inform you and the public? Before you answer that, think about this; if an announcement were made, what would happen? You would have wide-spread panic, looting, violence of all kinds, murder, rape. You would be lucky to live long enough for the impact. Then to think; what if the governments of the world pooled their resources and managed to stop the asteroid, a long shot at say 40% but we got lucky, can you look at the chaos that devastated society in that time since the announcement to the success of the mission and say it was worth telling everyone?

So I say no, the truth is not always the best bet, I say; the value of truth is relative to the practicality of its application. A better truth, in my opinion, is the one that assists us in disciplining our impulses to avoid irrational behaviour, not one that gives those impulses power over us.

If you look at mainstream media, it is constantly serving us fear or desire inspiring messages, that is to keep our impulses active, because when we are in that state we are vulnerable to manipulation. That is a truth we could use, but that is the truth, it seems, they will keep from us by all means necessary.

Josh (213) (@reinvented2012) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

I think you have to decide if the truth is going to be of benefit to you and/or someone else. If it is, I say it will set you free, at the same time if its hurts someone it may also set you free. I recently realized I was holding in a lot of feelings and things from my girlfriend. Once I got it all off my chest I felt amazing and so did she. We have never been better, but at first it created some animosity and arguments. Good luck. Peace.

Anonymous (2) (@) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

telling the truth only makes you feel better. it hurts others and you get scared that they will never see you in the same light again. then it becomes a battle with your heart and ego. your emotions and your intellect. it’s fierce man, really fierce like an ocean battling the wind, it stirs up crazy waters and insights clouds and thunder and lightning. it will stir up your very mind, saying what was the point of my existence. who the hell am i? its one of the hardest battles you will ever have to fight. to let go of ego and yourself in this plane of existence so that you may move on, if thats if something is out there. or only if you can get past your own mortality. accept their is nothing in something and something in nothing. thats life, youll see it played through many a story. make your lifes story beautiful, and beauty is your perception. love yourself and all will be loved. remember that when you make choices and will never have to worry about lies or the hurt you will bring when you tell the truth for fear the end result with destroy your very heart for now until you get it right. stop making mistakes so youll have to come back and fix them then driving yourself nuts going did i fix it did i fix it, hoping to see if you can ever come back to the grace of god because his disapointment was the worst pain you could bear.

chantel (1) (@quitekind) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

@trek79 @reinvented2012 @ladyofthestarsandwater thank you all for your insight. I’ll take all of your views into consideration & thanks a lot for the help!

JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

Truth is always truth, and truth is always better than lies.

Anonymous (175) (@) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

Yes. With acceptance comes peace.

Daniel (316) (@qwuakeup) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

Yes, but first it might make you mad.

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