Growing up, I always thought that most people told the truth most of the time. Growing up in a religious home, with parents that tried to teach me right from wrong, good from bad, truth is what you should speak all the time.
Then of course, I spoke the truth too much, and was taught to either bite my tongue or to use a little white lie, so I didn’t hurt somebody’s feelings. I had no filter and I had no tact.
Then there were the times I told a lie so that I would avoid getting into trouble. Things that I knew I shouldn’t have done or said, but nothing that would hurt somebody else, at least in my mind.
Then as I got older, the less people told truth. Lies about their lives, their looks, their jobs. How they spend their money is a lie. Lies to sell a product, lies to get your money.
Lies to control you, Lies on the news, on websites. Even things that were supposed to be based off hard indisputable number, often made from lies, or at most partial truth.
it seems like truth is only used when it gives a specific narrative. People are not ashamed to be caught in a lie, they just keep on lying.
The time has come for us to tell the truth. As much as it hurts. Not our feelings, not our “truth” but the actual truth.