We live in a world where a lot of people lie to get ahead of everyone else in the game. This way of life seems to be acceptable for high powered businessmen and the big wigs with high end companies. There are even times when it makes the news. But, why do we, as every day folk, treat others without respect and honesty? Recently, I found out something about a friend. I confronted them, and let them know that I knew what was happening. Instead of being honest and truthful, they reacted in such a way that made me feel like I had no idea what I was talking about in the first place. And, they did not see anything wrong with this behavior. Needless to say, I am no longer friends with this person, and that’s okay.
Why do we do this to each other? Why do we tolerate this kind of behavior? Mother Teresa once said, “Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” Maybe this is why we are afraid to be honest; we do not want to be hurt in the aftermath. Why is that so bad? What harm would it do for someone to see you at your weakest? I understand if it is someone new, or someone that has damaged our trust in the past, but we can be the change when it comes to the topic of being honest. Maybe we need to go about it in different or unique ways. If you are afraid of embarrassing someone in public, text them so they can solve the problem right away. If it isn’t something that needs to be addressed right away, find a way to pull them aside and let them know privately.
Heartbreak could be avoided in so many cases if we were just honest with each other. We go behind each other’s backs and create drama that is not necessary. We gossip and spread lies because we think it is okay because everyone else is doing it in our world, but it’s not. Be brave and let your opinion be known to that certain person because, if you go about it in the right way, you might be able to keep a friendship.
So what is the take away? Yes, broker stockers, big investors, people with funny hairstyles who control major companies, many of them lie and fight to be the one on top. But, all of this does not justify us doing it to each other. It isn’t any trouble just to be H O N E S T!