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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