The truth should be told whatever

By being true to yourself, it becomes easier for you to be true to others. We've all developed patterns of communication that are comfortable, not necessarily helpful, just comfortable. Why are we doing that?

Bite your tongue and keep that inner witch in lock down. This does not mean we have to give false praise and flattery. So start there.

always tell the truth

We can be honest with ourselves about who we are and the challenges we face, or we can lie about it. The charges came from his sexual affair with his 22 year old intern at the time Monica Lewinsky, DNA evidence proved there was a sexual relationship even though President Clinton denied the allegations.

Should the truth always be told

However, others suggest there is a truth that is beyond the limitations of this world. Life is not about a simple set of rules, we have to be adaptable; human morality has its limitations — every rule admits of exception. Speak only for yourself and encourage others to do the same. Or by telling the truth end up losing a friend or colleague who now avoids you? By being true to yourself, it becomes easier for you to be true to others. The problem is not always so simple, and neither is the solution. As the Upanishads say:. Your life is guided by your values, and thus, your decisions are based on truth. Instinctively this shows that the exact truth is not the only thing to consider. In medicine and at the head of government it seems the truth is to be told constantly. Because when we tell the truth we give up all power to control people around us. For example in , Gregory Louganis a diver in the Olympic Games, went to dive and hit his head on the platform, later the truth came out that he had HIV. By accepting to appear vulnerable you appear more trustworthy. If we get into the habit of telling lies, then when we want to tell the truth it will be disbelieved.

However, when others perceived you as someone who is consistently telling the truth, they will seek your advice and listen to you.

It makes life simpler, there is also great humility in admitting mistakes; it is this quality that people will appreciate and value. Your life is guided by your values, and thus, your decisions are based on truth. As the Upanishads say:.

Share what you have to say and do it from the heart, your heart. Be honest about the problem The other day at a leadership conference, I heard speaker and author Seth Godin give some advice to an auditorium of leaders: Tell the truth.

Just like President Richard Nixon Watergate scandal, other presidents have withheld the truth.

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