IS HONESTY REALLY THE BEST POLICY ?

I  AM  FEARLESSLY  HONEST

When we were children, every one of us told a lie.  Yes, you too!  It’s human nature to exaggerate or make things better than they are by enhancing the size of the fish you caught or the one that got away.  Do we do it to make our story more exciting and enjoyable?  Is it wrong to lie?  Not always.

What about when your wife/husband or spouse asks you if they look fat or old?  You automatically state that they do not, even if they do.  This is a little white lie to make your better half feel good about themselves.  Is this deception for the better?  Should this form of lying even be called lying?  I think that it is better to tell them they look fine then to hurt their feelings and cause animosity between your partner.  Trust me on this, my honesty has caused problems in my love life and business affairs many times.  I now think twice before I say something, especially when I was the president of a public company on the stock market.  Misrepresenting the company and it’s progress could get you in trouble with the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) or even have your company delisted.  Very bad for the owners and shareholders.

On occasion we may have to think twice before telling the truth.  After all, isn’t it better to expand the truth to make someone have a more emotionally positive experience through life?  Or do you prefer to be brutally honest and hurt people’s feeling at the expense of being truthful?  It is a delicate balance every day between the truth and lies.  Since my first ‘Code Blue’ (near death experience), I have had no time for bullshit or falsehoods.  If I suspect someone is lying to me or tossing generalizations around, I challenge them on it.  For example, when someone says that all Canadians live in igloos and eat maple syrup, I chuckle, then correct them (I had this happen to me at American tradeshows in the 1980’s).  Or when somebody says they will only be a second, then they take more than ten minutes.  Why don’t we just say it will take ten minutes?  Why don’t we considers this lying?

Since 1977 I have been seeking the truth of what the hell is really going on.  Trying to find the answers to why are we here?  Who really controls and runs our planet?  How can we stop wars and evil from ruling the Earth?  Where exactly is our third rock from the sun heading through the universe and what will happen when we die.  I have always been a curious kid, just like you.  It is time to be honest and unite our species and seek these truths together, instead of being deceived by our leaders, governments, religions and enemies.  Wouldn’t that be nice?  Dan Aykroyd said it best…

“JUST  THE  FACTS  MA’AM –  JUST THE FACTS!”