For it’s worth, Truth is Overrated


Who is ready for truth?  Who wants to be told how people actually perceive you? Who wants to know the truth if it’s going to hurt?

Somebody really close told me you are selfish! Yes, I am! So is everyone else. Doesn’t mean I don’t make an effort to do selfless acts! It is a fact, it is the truth. But it (sure as Hell) definitely doesn’t mean I want you to say I am selfish.

Does that mean you keep lying cos Truth is bitter (or probably because your thoughts are cruel?)? Fact is, is coming out clean worth enough to lose what is at stake? Was it worth telling me “You are Selfish”?

No, I am not writing this post to bitch about that person. This is only to re-instate that Truth is over rated. If coming out clean and owning up to the Truth helps you, go ahead! It is even worth hurting others. (If your friend’s boyfriend is cheating on her, tell her the truth even if it hurts her.) But telling the Truth just because you don’t want to lie, is as stupid as eating too much food cos you don’t want to waste it.

Understand that staying in denial helps people. Telling someone that they are dumb isn’t worth it. What they don’t know can’t hurt them. In any case, what did you gain by telling the Truth? If the person is dumb, they can’t obviously do any thing about it. It is just the way they are. If you can stand them, be their friend or else, part ways. Why voice your opinion just for the heck of it?

What would the world be like if everyone said the whole complete truth without any omissions? Surely not a Happy World. When I say the truth, I evaluate it’s worth. Cos hurting people just for the sake of Truth isn’t worth it. Honesty is as relative as truth. For what it is worth, Truth is overrated.

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7 thoughts on “For it’s worth, Truth is Overrated

  1. Truth is mostly painful but it creates more trouble when wrapped with lies! (Bhagwad Gita explains truth in a better way)
    In 2nd stanza, you are misinterpreting truth. If someone say something about you, it’s an opinion ,it may or may not be truth. As Nasaruddin Shah said in a movie “Sach kya hota hai? Sab ka apna apna version hota hai!”

    • I really liked the fact that you pointed out the difference between opinion & truth. Accepted. My point about the whole thing is you need not really voice the truth. Keep it to yourself!

      • I got your point. I could have been more specific in my comment that Bhagwad Geeta explains when and where truth has to be spoken. (If everybody around you agree to hide the truth from you, it would be a “Bourne movie” and again you will yourself try to pursue the truth. :P)

  2. hey u talking abt motive with truth…but u must consider one thing here..everyone who speak truth have no recociliation in terms of motive. ..u cant bind both things together…

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