I know that I cannot be the first to ask this question, but why is it that people think a way to protect someone is to lie? What is it about withholding information that makes people think that the blow will be any less? I have always been one of the most forgiving people, however, the one thing I cannot get past is a lie. I think that I may see lies as more than a simple omission or bending of the truth, but rather, more as an individual deciding that you aren’t worth the truth. And to be perfectly honest, that sucks.
There is so much rooted in that idea. Worth. We as humans tend to allow our perception of our worth to become based solely upon the actions and opinions of other people. Why is that? Why are we unable to just look at ourselves in a mirror and realize how great we all are? I have always looked to others to validate any feelings of worth that I have, and I am coming to realize that living that way is horribly painful. I spend entirely too much time making sure that everyone around me is happy, instead of taking some time to make sure that I am happy.
Anyways, back to the point of this, we need to stop thinking that keeping truth from people will protect them. I can guarantee you, it will do the exact opposite and create so so much more hurt that goes so much deeper than coming forward with the truth. Honesty truly is the greatest quality that a person can possess. Honesty shows responsibility, respect for others, and that you are deserving of respect.
Speaking of respect, always stick true to what you know to be right. Bending your moral pillars in order to please another person will end up deepening the hurt that is sure to follow.
On the brighter side, I have finally packed up and left Humboldt County to enjoy some sunshine and clear this cluttered brain of mine. I always forget how much I truly start to miss these roads. There really is nothing like getting in the truck and driving out by the pastures and taking time to get back to you. Always remember the things that keep you anchored.