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The Simple Truth

September 22, 2013
By Marshall Greenstein , The Post-Journal

Truth. This is one of those interminable subjects. Many well-known sayings have brought definition to the concept. For example, ''Truth is but a shattered mirror and each myriad bit is the whole.'' Or this one specific to special relationships ... ''There are three truths: mine, yours and the real truth.'' Sorry if I misquoted, folks. Let's focus some attention to truth in relationships. First, what's the polar opposite of truth since conflicts arise directly suggesting or even implying doubt to truth telling? Lying! How many of us have either accused someone of lying or been accused of such ourselves? Covering many generations we've experienced parents who'll say to their children something like this: ''Don't lie to me, tell me the truth.'' The child may be shaking, filled with anxiety. Then the parents add, ''If you lie, you'll be in deep trouble, if you tell the truth ... (Fill in the blank, folks). Now, the child is faced with an amazing valuable life lesson. Naturally, we learn many from home, our roots.

 
 
 

 

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