“Liar liar pants on fire your nose is stuck in a telephone wire!” LOL We all heard this as kids and we all probably said this on many occasions. Sometimes to be funny and other times because we are upset we caught someone in a lie. What about the lie you tell when asked, “Yes hunny, those pants don’t make you look fat” or “No that new hair style looks great on you.” When the reality is your boyfriend/husband thinks you are fat in anything you wear but wouldn’t dare tell you the truth or that co-worker can’t stand your new hair cut, but because you are their boss, they simply feed your vanity.
Are you able to tell the truth?
Do you find it hard to be honest with people?
Are white lies acceptable?
Simply being honest requires integrity. Just think if everyone told the truth there would be no drama, our government would be unproductive, and our jails would have honest criminals. As if! As a society we thrive on drama, we expect our government to be dishonest, and criminals believe they are always innocent and treated unjustly. Ok so lets take this to a more personal level. How about the wife that cheats on her husband? Is it ok to simply do as one wishes in a marriage and not tell the other person or is it a lie of omission? What if you never found out they cheated? Would it change your relationship? No, life would go on as normal…until you found out.
White lies are just as bad but don’t really hurt as bad if the person finds out that you were not as honest. examples of this include the true color of your hair or telling someone how much you “don’t weigh” LOL Be honest ladies, we NEVER ever tell a man our true weight. One could say white lies only hurt in that they lead to larger lies. I mean if you can’t be honest on a smaller scale how can you be honest on a grander scale?
The simple truth is this; we all lie in some form or fashion. Some are professionals at it like our governing bodies (who would have thought LOL) and others are simply trying to keep from hurting those they profess to care about the most.
Bottom line: when you lie you hurt yourself and those around you. Learn to tell the truth (yep it takes practice). Start with being honest with yourself.