Tell Me the Truth

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Today we embark on a week-long trip to see family. Our primary role will be doting grandparents – roles that fit us well. My presence here will be somewhat scarce as I like to stay in the moment as much as possible. These trips have been rare since the pandemic began so we will take full advantage of the opportunity.

I have been asking the same question of many professionals this week. When asking the question the response was often, “Do you want the truth?” Yes, of course I wanted the truth. Imagine my surprise when all answers were drastically different. So, I want to leave you with a few questions to ponder while I am popping in and out.

  1. What is truth?
  2. Is truth absolute or is it nuanced?
  3. Does our personal experience impact our idea of what is true?
  4. Why does it seem everyone’s version of the truth is somewhat different?
  5. Do you always tell the truth?
  6. Who do you trust to tell you the truth?

Share your thoughts here or on a post of your own.

I look forward to seeing you on the flip side.


17 thoughts on “Tell Me the Truth”

  1. Sometimes, the truth hurts, so I do not always tell the truth if it will hurt someone unduly. I used to trust my mum to always tell me the truth about anything, and these days I have a couple of close friends that are always bluntly truthful.
    For some people, the truth is only what they want it to be, not necessarily what it really is.
    Have a wonderful family time.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  2. Have a wonderful trip, Maggie! Your pondering questions are excellent…and while I have ‘first wave/first reaction’ answers, I think these are good to noodle on. Thanks for that! xo!


  3. Interesting questions. I recently listened to a podcast about cognitive dissonance and how people keep changing their “truths” to fit whenever their beliefs are challenged with new information. It was fascinating and explained so much of what we are experiencing today.


  4. What drives me crazy is the way people cling to “my truth” without acknowledging that there is reality out there which often contradicts the person’s statement. My favorite line lately is “reality exists.”


  5. Enjoy your family time Maggie and have a safe trip.
    Answering the last three questions,
    4: I remember our Queen saying ‘Recollections differ’ regarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
    5: Do I always tell the truth? No……. there are times when one has to ‘bend it’ a little.
    6: Who do I trust to tell me the truth? Hubby.


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