Fight for the Truth; Live with Integrity
To me, being unconditionally honest with myself and with others is paramount. Your truth and your integrity, no matter with who and no matter with what should never be compromised.
The definitions of “white and black lies” to me are just a bunch of crap.
A lie is a lie, and who lies to themselves and others is a deceiver, period. Against what Niccolò Macchiavelli said, the end never justifies the means. Never!
I recently read this quote by Yasmin Mogahed: “Don’t lie to me. Don’t deceive me. Give me the truth. Even if it breaks me. A painful truth is better than a pleasant lie“. I can’t agree more.
Never trust who is trying to sugar-coat the harsh reality, and don’t do the same to others. Always fight for the purest truth, and keep your integrity at any cost.
Truth nowadays is not for everyone. We live in a world made by convenient interactions, tons of filters on social media and people hiding behind computer’s screens pretending to be who they are not.
Don’t fall into the trap.
Be always and unconditionally YOU. Be always BRUTALLY HONEST to yourself and others, don’t be a follower, be a leader, but a leader in TRUTH.
Finally, prepare yourself for a possible lonely journey.
Living with integrity seems an expired value for many, and not many are willing to pay the price of being entirely true, integer and honest, but it doesn’t matter, as they say:
“It is better to be alone than to be in bad company.”