The truth shall set you free, the only problem is that noone wants to be free, not really. For example:
Society today is addicted to the quiet lies fed to us through media platforms. It’s so subtle because we have been raised to believe everything we see in said media is the truth! Never realizing or no longer trusting our inner self to see that maybe, just maybe we are being duped.
Every thing from ads on your favorite laundry soap that promises stain free clothes (which I think subliminally promise much, much more and so we bite! Another customer hooked!) To now even news feeds.
Has anyone stopped to think or even suspect that if they can do all kinds of neat tricks like making it appear as though Sandra Bullock is floating around in space. Or that Matt Damon is really lost on Mars. Or make a futuristic world that doesn’t exist! Surely, they can jazz up a little news feed right?
The media would have you believe that racism is dead, or at least on the decline. Yet, all you have to do to believe racism is alive and possibly worse than ever is stroll into any depressed area, in any major city when the sun goes down to see for yourself, that not only is racism alive, but it breeds like a virus infecting everything it touches. According to how we have been programmed seeing is believing, right?
There has been the controversial question. Are we alone in the universe? Scientists and finatics alike have fought for decades over this very question and according to ancient depictions. The question has been around for much longer maybe even centuries but once again media covers it up. To me it appears on the media only to distract you from what’s really going on in our world. It’s like their ttump card they pull out to get your mind off of the real issues. However the question remains. If we are not alone? Do we honestly, really want to know the truth? Are our minds really, ready to handle the possiblility that we are not alone?
Friendships come and go but what I have found is that each and every one of us play fast and loose with the real definition of the term “best friend”. Especially with those throughout the years that have claimed to be my best friend. I sometimes wonder are they really my best friend?
Every friend I have ever had save for one many many years ago never ever told me the truth. I guess I in turn was not the best friend either because to me the real definition of a best friend means you can tell them anything. However, with the experiences I have had a “best friend” doesn’t really want to hear the truth about themselves. Like for instance they are becoming an alcoholic! ( Which is the thing my true friend bodly told me many years ago even though I was offended and didn’t really want to hear something so awful about myself. I didn’t want to face the truth. I wanted to live in my misery, my pain, my lies!) That’s the thing with someone that knows all your secrets. They csn shed light where you may not want to see the darkness in yourself. However, once again, the question still remains. Do you really want to know the truth about yourself? Does any of us really? No one wants to look into their inner self and gaze upon their own demons. It can be a hard pill to swallow, facing your own imperfections. On the other hand upon reflection and many years later. I am grateful to that friend and her truth about me. It probably saved my life.
It’s just like when a wife asks her husband “Do I look fat in this dress?” She probably already knows the answer but does she really want to hear that the dress looks like a mumu on her? Or does she want the sweet lies he was conditioned to tell her? Of how she has never looked more beautiful despite her 100lb weight gain over the course of their twenty year marriage.
Again, noone wants to hear the truth if it might hurt their feelings or become offended by said truth. We have become a society that thrives on lies and gets offended by everything. Back when I was younger and not as long ago as you might think. I was told if you are offended by something it’s because there is a grain of truth to what is being said. Now I know that doesn’t apply to all things as the world is very cruel and likes to play “who can we offend today?” But we need to look into ourselves ans really analyze why we get offended over certain things. Is there something about ourself that we are choosing not to see. Or is it something we should really be offended over. Although, the lines are blurred these days. The question still hangs in the air like a foggy grey mist that won’t go away. Are we ready for the truth? Can we handle the truth? No matter how hard it is to hear.
All I can say from my experiences is that the truth, my truth, helped me become a better person. Even though it was one of the hardest things I have ever faced and I have faced a lot, because in the end when you are ready to hear it. The truth is the only thing that can set you free!!!!