Truth is defined as being in accordance with fact or reality.
Nowadays, truth is usually harsh or reveals a terrible secret. Truth is not always what we want to hear or suits our tastes.
Truth is like the yearly dose of Cod Liver Oil or a dinner of vegetables (not for me, I love veg😉); you do not enjoy it but it is good for you.
Truth is rare like the antidote for a snake bite in a remote area. It is very difficult to find someone who speaks the truth, unedited and plain, no matter what.
If we are being honest with our selves we have at some point done some amount of embellishment to the truth so that it fits our purpose.
How often are we caught in situations where we omit or imply something from the whole truth then say it was a “little white lie”? How often have we been asked to raise a a hand if we know who committed a particular grievance and sat still as a statue?
There is nothing little or white about lies. Lies are deviations from the truth in any form.
They are all lies.
In reality the truth is sometimes the hardest thing to say. Face it, telling the truth sometimes puts us in a position to be punished or cause someone’s punishment. No one likes being the final weight in the balance, the one whom all the pressure is on to decide another person’s fate.
Lies come easily. It is easier to say “I did not…” when something is at stake rather than owning up.
However, it takes a strong person, a well-rounded individual, an honest person to own up to wrongs or mistakes. In the end, these are the persons who are able to sleep well at night as they have no nagging from their conscience, who have nothing to remember and need no creativity in speech because they spoke the truth, and can look anyone in the eye with no qualms that some terrible secret may be revealed.
One of the biggest favours one could ever do himself is speaking the truth, no matter what.