Speaking the truth – is knowing who you are, but is it always the best thing for everybody?
“Don’t wait around for someone else to tell your story. Do it yourself by whatever means necessary.” -Lena Dunham
So many around us choose to conceal, hide or change the truth to protect others or enhance ourselves. We are constantly bombarded by fake news, or so-called fake news. Perhaps the reports of fake news could even be fake, themselves. If so, then, what or where is the real truth?
Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.George Bernard Shaw
We create lies, fantasy or untruths based on fear, craving or perhaps even ill-will. We create alternative explanations of reality to cover up our failings, or defer facing things that are unpalatable, in order to escape from feeling negative emotions. A coping or protective strategy?
Can truth be as individual as each person, in all our uniqueness?
Examining any part of the history of Poland suggests that the Polish Proverb has been useful to the Polish population. Sometimes the truth needs to hidden to ensure one’s survival or, another’s survival.
In continually hiding the truth, some people may even begin to lose themselves.
I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.
They offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on.
Is truth vital in your world?
What do you make of the proverb and quotes posted today?
I would love to know your thoughts. Join in on the discussion.
Everyone’s opinion is important.