Do you have that one person you can go to whenever you’re in need of good counsel. I mean someone who doesn’t lead you astray, who only gives you nothing but the truth regardless of how it makes you feel for as long as they aren’t guilty of deceit.
This person is not afraid to break it down for you when you fail to see reason. They are always there to assign what’s right from wrong. Often your disputes are ignited when you’re unable to honor the truth that they stand for but you know that they always mean well. They are quite a gem and they deserve to be treated with such regard.
When we’re troubled we turn to our friends to rave and at the same time to get the best possible advice, right ?
However, can you discern good advice from bad advice ?
Sometimes the source of pleasure (lies) in which we find comfort is not the right one. The guidance we get sometimes from our friends lack objectivity. For instance the friend who fails to tell you the truth and would rather deceive you with lies to spare your feelings or whatever the reason may be.
Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie
Let me tell you as I recall all the times this has happened to me, I choke of the enormity of betrayal. I’ve always failed to understand the whole concept because no relationship is built on lies. Trusting someone means that honesty is the focal point of that relationship.
You could be thinking that it is okay sometimes to lie to make someone feel better – fair enough. But understand that as soon as they get to the solution of what was troubling them when they approached you, their vision would have been cleared and they will begin to question your character together with your relationship.
Deception is short lived and it never amounts to anything. Is it ever worth it to lie so you can protect someone’s feelings?
Would you rather live with a beautiful lie or face your ugly truth?
What kind of a friend are you, are you a gem?
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