Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.........Benjamin Disraeli
I am far from the philosopher, although I did love the subject while in school. I read a post today about the "truth", whether or not it will set you free. To tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, or not? "To thine own self be true"?
I find that it's my instinct that allows the truth to come spewing out of me all the time. Or maybe it was just my Catholic upbringing that scarred the truth out of me lest I burn in hell. What I'm trying to say is that I can't lie well. It shows immediately on my face. My friends used to tell me that they'd never want to do anything that requres telling a lie with me because my face just shines "guilty"!!! But yet there are those who don't think twice about telling an untruth. It come naturally to them.
But there are those occasions, in the post I just read says, that one should be tactful in order not to hurt someone. Tactful as in lying. That's what got me thinking. Should we tactfully lie in order not to be hurtful. Is that "being true to yourself"? I feel everytime I do lie there's a sort of karma that builds up and although I don't feel it right away, there is a "cosmic" price one has to pay in the future, in the form of mental anquish or something similar.
So yes, I am "tactlessly" truthful most of the time and yes, there are those occasions where the people around me do not appreciate it. But I've found through my own experience that in order to feel good on the inside, one must sometimes be bad on the outside. Does that make any sense???
What do you do?