Seek to Live with the Truth

Northern - posted on 02/01/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I got this article from the book "The Way to Happiness". I found it rather inspiring, what do you think ?

Seek To Live With The Truth

False data can cause one to make stupid mistakes. It can even block one from absorbing tru data.

One can solve the problems of existence only when he has true data.

If those around one lie to him or her, one is led into making errors and his survival potential is reduced.

False data can come from many sources: academic, social, professional.

Many want you to believe things just to suit their own ends.

What is TRUE is what is true for YOU.

No one has any right to force data off on you and command you to believe it or else. If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

Think your own way through things, accept what is true for you, discard the rest. There is nothing unhappier than one who tries to live in a chaos of lies.

Do not tell Harmful Lies.

Harmful lies are the product of fear, malice and envy. They can drive people to acts of desperation. They can ruin lives. They can create a kind of trap into swhich the teller and the target can both fall. Interpersonal and social chaos can result. Many wars began because of harmful lies.

One should learn to detect them and reject them.

Do not bear false witness.

There are considerable penalties connected with swearing or testifying to untrue "facts"; it is called "perjury": it has heavy penalties.

The way to happiness lies along the read to truth.

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Kathryn - posted on 02/01/2013

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We go to court a lot, with tenants.
There is a lot of 'false truths' told in there.
I'm just very pleased the adjudicators are usually able to sift thru them. When they can't they make a compromise.
Perjury is rarely penalized as a separate court charge.

In regular life, sometimes people tell 'white lies' as so not to hurt someone's feeling. They may say they enjoy their dessert, when really they don't.

Statistics can be used in a way to validate most people's arguments.

You know the saying..There is his side, her side and somewhere in the middle lies the truth.

Sometimes I am stubborn, and will refuse to listen to other people's debate on certain subjects.
I'd say, that makes me normal.

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