Do you do your best to speak the truth?

United States
December 27, 2012 5:49pm CST
I think it is important to be honest with ourselves and others. I think life is so much easier telling the truth than lying all the time and trying to keep up with all the lies a person has told. It keeps our relationships with others good as well.
9 responses
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
28 Dec 12
Yes I try my best to it although sometimes you tend to lie a bit to save yourself or to help somebody out. Lying is a sin and we are all aware of it and it can affect relationships a lot.
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• United States
18 Jan 13
I agree with you that lying does affect our relationships in a negative. We also have to be careful about lying when we are put on the spot. We need to be able to know when information should be told to others and when we have to let them know that it doesn't concern them. This way we are honest and yet we don't tell them things that are none of their business.
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
18 Jan 13
The hardest effect of lies, is that when the truth comes out. It is the most hurtful feeling can go through. Better tell the truth in the end no matter what!!!
@jkli123 (67)
• Singapore
28 Dec 12
Of course. Speaking the truth puts ones hearts at ease and people need not worry about their personal image as they are always speaking the truth. But it may not be true as the truth sometimes hurts or is painful therefore saying a lie may help but its just for a while
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• United States
16 Jan 13
I think that when the truth may hurt it is best to speak it with tact. And if we need to we can offer commendation for whatever we can in a sincere way. We would need to apply it has when giving counsel. The best way to do that is to commend,counsel,commend. This way the person doesn't feel like we are being harsh or overbearing. That would get annoying to them really fast.
@nani4ajay (108)
• India
28 Dec 12
I agree honesty of a person shows what he is, our truthfulness decides the relations that we have, first true to ourselves , and for our relations, any where when we stay honestly than we will have a special recognition and respect in society, all our people will have a strong faith in you, one can build strong relations with honesty, I always stay honestly but not hundred percent, it is some necessary to lie to some one but not on serious issues, only to escape from some kind on wanted situations I lie.
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• United States
16 Jan 13
It is definitely important that we are open and honest with ourselves. It will save us a lot of trouble in the end. We will also be able to maintain good relationships when we are not deceitful. It's a win win situation. And we should strive to be tactful that way we do not harm another person's feelings when we are honest.
@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
28 Dec 12
I am telling the truth when I discuss here in Mylot. Most of my topic are truth because its true I did dance "Gangnam Style" during my Christmas party.
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• United States
17 Jan 13
I'm glad to hear that you tell the truth. It is good for us to be honest with others. It keeps our relationship with others going well. We are also able to make other friends who are honest as well. So it's a great thing for everyone involved.
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
28 Dec 12
It is more difficult to tell the truth to someone who is in denial. One should then choose words so carefully not to hurt the other person. I believe that we should always tell the truth, but not all the people wants to hear it, and then they may turn their back on you.
• United States
17 Jan 13
I agree with you. In these cases we need to be tactful when speaking to others. This way they will not feel offended or hurt by what we have said. Yeah not everyone wants to know the truth and that can cause them to not want to be around us or to turn against us. But when we know what we are doing is the right thing then we can be proud of ourselves.
@sakhijan (21)
• Pakistan
28 Dec 12
Depends on the situations
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• United States
17 Jan 13
I think that many people feel that way. For me though it is best to be honest. Yes we all make mistakes and may slip up especially when we feel we are put on the spot by something personal. But then we can be honest and say that it just isn't any of their business. Some people think they have the right to know things when they don't.
• Philippines
28 Dec 12
I do my best since I can't be the one living with all the lies. I keep some things to myself but that doesn't mean I'm lying. It is better when we are honest. We are relieve from feeling of betraying somebody.
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• United States
17 Jan 13
I completely agree with you! You are so right-something we can just keep to ourselves. Some people think that they have a right to know things when they don't. At that point we can just let them know that these things don't pertain to them and it is our business. We just don't have to give them that type of information. We are being honest with them, just keeping private things as they should be.
@AkamaruKei (5220)
• Malaysia
28 Dec 12
I try my best telling the truth for someone. I feel uncomfortable when i try to lie. So i cannot lying. Other people also trust with us when we honest and telling the truth.
• United States
15 Jan 13
Yeah it is in our best interest and in the interest of others when we are honest. We feel better about ourselves and others can respect us. Those who are known as liars aren't trusted and their relationships with others isn't very good. So we should do our best to be open,honest,and tactful with others.
@Otanetix (509)
• United States
28 Dec 12
I think people lie because they are worried about hurting other people's feelings. But that only represents some situations. For instance, some people life just for their own selfish purposes to gain some type of reward for themselves. Unfortunately, for some people, they think lies make their lives easier rather than the truth. If we are trying to avoid something, there are times that we lie.
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• United States
14 Jan 13
Yeah there are many different reasons why people feel the need to lie. It often those is best to be honest. We can be honest, truthful, and at the same time be tactful when we speak with others. This can keep us from hurting another person's feelings. Lies often cause problems and distrust between people.