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Truth Is Scarce

“Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said”

                                                                                                                           –Mark Twain

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  1. Laura
    November 4, 2006 at 1:28 PM

    Twain was right, it is hard keeping up with lies. but some people still keep up with it.

  2. Omar
    November 4, 2006 at 9:13 PM

    That quote is so true. lemme guess, u caught someone lying to u.

  3. Mona
    November 5, 2006 at 12:30 PM

    I always keep that in mind since it’s really no use in going through the whole lying process and then getting caught in the end.

  4. lightcontrast
    November 7, 2006 at 1:36 AM

    It depends on the situation. If telling the truth does more bad than good, do you still tell the truth even if in all consideration, it’s not worth it and it’s you who’ll hurt the most? Would someone knowingly inflict pain on themselves?

  5. November 7, 2006 at 10:24 AM

    how true is this quote… but you know, some ppl are so stupid because they don’t get it and they don’t remember what they said before.

    i can’t stand liars and find that the truth is always the best way to go… altho, in this part of the world it seems to be exactly the opposite w/ a lot of ppl.

  6. lightcontrast
    November 7, 2006 at 2:44 PM

    Some people are living a lie, not because they want to but because they have to. Sometimes it’s not always up to us, not everything is in our control. Some people would rather live a beautiful lie than live in reality, which isn’t always beautiful.

  7. Mcshillin
    November 8, 2006 at 6:20 PM

    runnta! waryaa sam. A truth that never blames is important to everyeone,It’s not about someone eles . the truth is always about us ,It’s about how we feel . it exposes us. it makes us vulnerable. it’s risky
    sxb think of the truths you would like to tell your partner once you now hold back.Imagine be like to tell these truths.
    Do you think your partener has the strength to listen to truth,or will he or she run away?Do you have the strength to listen to your partner truth without taking it personallyor running away?if you can speak and hear the truth,then you are ready for the truth.

  8. Sam
    November 9, 2006 at 12:53 PM

    Laura: Sure is hard keeping up with lies. Some people do keep up with it…but in the end the truth usually comes out, whether they like it or not.

    Omar: No…I didn’t catch someone lying and then put up this quote…although I usually do catch people lying to me thinking I can’t recall what they said the previous time.

    Mona: I know…it makes one wonder why people go so far out of their way to create lies when they know sooner or later they’ll get caught. What goes around comes around.

    lightcontrast: I know what you mean; the truth could do more damage than a lie in a given situation…and most will lie to spare themselves the misery and/or humiliation of telling the truth. Although rare, some people are courageous and honest enough to tell the truth and come out clean, knowing fully well the pain that they’ll inflict upon themselves.

    tooners: You’d be amazed at how many times I’ve caught people feeding me lies, totally forgetting that just a few days earlier they told me something else. I don’t get it…why lie…and risk getting humiliated? I guess you haven’t met too many honest people here in the Gulf…and that doesn’t surprise me. Although not everyone you meet will turn out to be a backstabbing liar, a good percentage of them will continue to stay in touch with you or jump into conversations with you just to fulfill a need, whether it be a favor, whether it be to brag about themselves to boost their own egos in hopes that you’d spread the word about how ‘good’ they are, or for whatever reason. Truth sure is the way to go, even though it doesn’t come in a package more colorful than a lie. But it’s after unraveling the package that truth jumps out in flying colors…

  9. Sam
    November 9, 2006 at 12:56 PM

    lightcontrast: As sad as it may be, a lie usually seems more beautiful than the truth, and that’s why many people fall for it. But what hurts more; telling the truth and getting over with it? Or living a lie only to have all of it come shattering down on you after living it for so long? I know…the choice is easy at first; choose the lie. I knew of someone that lived a lie and they actually enjoyed the risk involved in keeping track of previous lies/meetings/people etc…it’s like that strong undefeated feeling men have when cheating on their wives/girlfriends.

    Mcshillin: I know where you mean bro…it’s hard to stand your ground after hearing your own loved one confess to doing something that hurts your bad.

  10. November 10, 2006 at 2:18 AM

    Around here we have a saying about a facile liar, that he would rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth.

    Back when Pres. Clinton was going through his troubles my daughter, who was a preteen, asked me what was going on. I told her that he had an inappropriate relationship with a woman who was not his wife, but that wasn’t what he was in the most trouble about, it was lying about it. Which goes to show that there’s no trouble you can get into that’s so bad, that you can’t make it worse by lying about it. Thankfully she didn’t ask for more details.

  11. November 10, 2006 at 10:37 AM

    the time I read the story is the time I felt how he was right! Tom was a big lier, & his say gives an impression for how a smart kid fulfilled with experience he was…!

    nice blog anyways… 🙂

  12. November 20, 2006 at 10:20 AM

    there’s someone that i know that lies all the time. she loves to brag and say how much she spent on sunglasses or such, all the while, just weeks ago or months ago, she let the truth out and told me that she was buying these glasses for BD3… and then she turns around, after forgetting this, and tells me that she spent BD200 and such on them. she does this all the time. it gets on my nerves.

    i agree w/ your comment. ppl like to make you think they are better than they are by lying, but when it comes down to it, when they lie, they look worse all around. but for some, i guess they don’t see it like that or assume that you’ll never know the truth. i don’t get it really.

  13. Sam
    November 25, 2006 at 4:08 AM

    Laura(southernxyl): That’s the thing liars don’t get…or don’t think about before they lie. You’re lucky your daughter didn’t ask any further.

    SoZoSo: Thanks for the compliments…and great to know there are readers out there in the Kingdom…

    tooners: It cracks me up when I catch a person lying to me when I already know the truth. Although some may leave them and let them get away with it…I usually burst their lil bubble and ask them with a tone of sarcasm; “Wasn’t it just yersterday that your told me this and this?” The look on their faces and the way they stutter…priceless.

    We’ll never get it…although I tried once admitting something and lying the next day or two…no one caught me. I guess most people don’t pay attention to what they’re being fed…

  14. December 3, 2006 at 1:36 AM

    I agree with lightcontrast, in some situations lying might be acceptable. Usually though it’s not. I agree otherwise with the quote, although I don’t think it’s the main reason why lying is bad.

  15. Jina
    January 14, 2007 at 5:17 AM

    Lying is a lot easier than telling the truth, although some where along the line the truth will come out. I agree wigh agent kgb because there are some situations where lying is needed and is often the better move.

  16. Miro
    February 23, 2007 at 5:17 AM

    the quote holds some truth but i have to admit there are times when lying seems safer and more practical.

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