Written by Will Harader, The Galactic Free Press.
Our culture is one where telling “little lies” is not only acceptable, it’s often encouraged. When the wife asks the husband, “Does this dress make me look fat?” he’d better give the right answer! The right answer being what the wife’s ego wants to hear. In a society ruled by ego, truth isn’t very highly valued. Being “politically correct”, saying the kinds of things people want to hear, becomes more important than actual honesty.
Such incredible growth we could have if we collectively stopped doing this. Instead of reinforcing others illusions, we could assist each other is raising above them. Personal development and uniqueness could be valued more highly than conformity. Imagine that! A society where we all help lift each other up instead of holding each other down.
In the meantime we can still be honest with each other, and I highly recommend delivering the truth with Love and tact whenever possible. Often we save our true feelings about someone for when that person really pisses us off, when we’re highly emotional, then we tell them how we really feel. This is a kind of misuse of truth, it’s using truth like a weapon.
There’s a certain skillfulness needed when delivering a delicate truth to someone. It’s tricky to do without creating conflict, one must be compassionate without getting all emotional. This is where Love comes in, Love assists you in assisting another without getting caught up in all the drama. Such an important skill to have, it’s something all adults would do well to learn.
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