Fact is stranger than fiction, but facts and truth are a more universally understood language. Everyone, regardless of their native tongue, has the ability to speak the truth. Some choose to exercise that ability and others choose to exorcise their lies. Perhaps a fictitious story is easier to digest than actual fact, perhaps it holds more flavor in its juicy details, but the truth will never leave a bitter after taste.
I have always been a big fan of telling the truth. I’m not going to start with the lies now and say I haven’t told my share of the little white variety, but telling the truth is a much simpler way to ride the tracks of life. It keeps our journey going in one direction with no sudden derailment or unexpected change in our course.
The art of deceit really is that, an art form. It takes an organized mind to weave the web of lies and keep track of those lies. Deceit has a way of exponentially evolving into more lies and the teller of those fallacies must internally document each line of betrayal in order to follow their own fibs. It takes a somewhat composed and cunning mentality to follow their flowchart of untruths.
A web is conventionally described as something intricately contrived, something that will ensnare or entangle. If only the teller of all the falsities realized that the victim of their woven trap was going to be themselves in the end. It takes a cunning mind to begin weaving that web and follow each string that they have strung within it, but it takes an absolute genius to conform to all of the strings of lies within their web and remember which lie each string represents.
There does come a point when that continuous flow of distortion will fracture. It takes one proverbial fly in the ointment, or in this case the web, and all of the falsehoods spectacularly disintegrate and split into a million loose ribbons of fiction. If you sort through the wreckage, there is not one shred of truth to be found within that mangled mass of fraudulence. Deception becomes a labyrinth with a little to no chance of escape.
Telling the truth will ultimately lead you to the most authentic life experience you can have. Living a credible life has more of a purpose than a life shadowed with doubt and deception. You can protect yourself with layers of hypocrisy for only so long before people start to see the true core of your being. They will systematically clip those strings you have so cleverly woven and expose the person that you really are.
You can only have legitimate relationships by being your pure self. If you begin any relationship with dishonesty, it will never be a true relationship. Smoke and mirrors can only last until the smoke dissipates and you are left staring at your stark reality. Don’t let that reflection be shrouded with the web of your lies.
I’m sure we’re all guilty of telling one or two – what is the worst lie you’ve ever told?