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Little M.I.S.S. Frustrated: The Omission of the Truth

Little M.I.S.S. Frustrated sez: Click THIS!

Little M.I.S.S. Frustrated sez: Click THIS!

If there’s one thing I hate more than a blatant liar, it’s someone who just ‘forgets’ to tell you the entire truth. The truth isn’t something that’s just easily forgotten. We see the truth about ourselves, our situations, and the people around us on a daily basis, yet when it comes to admitting this truth some of us lack the balls to, well…TELL THE TRUTH. In my small part of the world, the truth is a valuable concept. It can stop you from being hurt, stop you from hurting others, and most importantly stop you from wasting your time. This week I learned a hard lesson about the difference between honesty and those who forget to be completely honest. It was a hard lesson ladies and gents, but one that I’ll never forget.

The omission of the truth is deciding to sugar coat important information. It’s not telling someone something that could quite possibly dictate and change the way they feel about a situation or person. It’s not lying. But it isn’t telling the truth either. To me it’s a form of manipulation. This is cliche, but the truth can set some situations and people free. Association with individuals you just aren’t meant to be with could be avoided if whole truths were still mandatory in relationships. Heartache, confusion, and anger have the opportunity to be avoided if people were just honest. Why aren’t people honest anymore?

This Little M.I.S.S. Bitchfest is heavily coded for several reasons. 1)Privacy 2) Because whether we like to admit it or not sometimes we leave small truths out of our relationships because we feel it might hinder them; and 3) We’ve all been effected by someone who’s decided to not tell us the entire truth. For the life of me I can’t figure out this one question that’s been bugging the living SH*T out of me all week: Is the omission of the truth still a lie? If someone doesn’t tell you important information that could possibly dictate how you feel, and thus how you act, does that still make it a lie?

Once again: Why aren’t people honest anymore?

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2 Responses to “Little M.I.S.S. Frustrated: The Omission of the Truth”

  1. Randi Hernandez Randi says:

    We live in a world were realtors, banks, and those in charge of our health insurance do what they can to make the most money, even if it is cheating us out of money we contribute as taxpayers. Money from you and me goes to bail out a bank that subsequently raises interest rates for no reason. Then that bailout is used to give bonuses to top executives. If this is happening at such a macro level, and no one is being punished, it sends a message that it is ok to not be fully upfront with your intentions. I am losing faith in humanity each and every day!

  2. Queen of Bows Stella says:

    I totally allow for human errors and honestly forgetting or really being unaware. But beyond that, it is still shocking to me how many people “omit” the truth. I agree- it’s a form of manipulation. And it sucks.
    Have I omitted things? Yes. Have I manipulated things? Yes. But my goodness, it is few and far between for me, and I can own up to my own actions. It’s so sad to me that a lot of people don’t even see when they do this.
    BTW- one of the most successful relationships I’ve had in my life was based on the agreement that we wouldn’t sugar coat things. Sure, things were hard to hear or say sometimes, but there were limited arguments and way more clear communication than most other relationships I’ve had. I think that’s a sign that lying or editing ain’t where it’s at.


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