The Truth Triumphs by Itself, Lies Need Help
Surely we have all lived through situations that we weren’t very sure how to get out of. The truth is that every path has its own level of difficulty, especially when it’s you that got yourself to that point.
Lying, at times, seems like the best answer, because it’s the easiest one in the short term. However, lying is like going into an alley which has many detours, but no exit. And most likely, we’ll end up getting lost in it.
Lying betrays others and ourselves
While lying about a certain aspect of our lives might seem like the most appealing thing at some point, what would make us feel more relaxed in the long run is to always keep the truth first. Whether we’re ashamed of something or because we’re aware we messed up, the best thing to do is to be honest with others. Because otherwise, we will also be betraying ourselves.
We aren’t perfect and, therefore, we have the right to make mistakes. But, it has been proven that lies condemn, while the truth holds itself up. In this sense, you have to be consistent with your actions, accept what you’ve done wrong and, therefore, step into the shoes of the people we have wronged.
“The truth flows on top of lies like oil over water.”
-Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra-
Telling the truth, at first, can be painful, but in the long run it will help us, as well as the people we have affected, value our efforts. And this will also help us respect and forgive ourselves.