The truth is everything. The truth really really matters. It's a cornerstone of my life. People who can't tell the truth or handle the truth are cowards and I don't want anything to do with them. I like being truthful and I love to be honest about what I want and how I feel. That sometimes scares people - but you know what? That's their problem. I sometimes get told - usually by people who are trying to manipulate me or 'shape' me - that too much honestly is not always appropriate....but do you know what? I don't buy that. It's a crock. So there is a good time to lie then is there? I like honesty because that way you always know where you stand.. That's a good thing - and don't ever let anybody tell you that it's not.
Unfortunately some people can't or won't do the truth. It scares them because their lives are built upon sand. Most people can't even be honest with themselves. Well, this is what I say to them. 'Be gone from my life...there is no room for you here'
You want to play in the park with me? Well, you need to be wearing your 'truth trousers' before I'll let you join the game.
Truth comes in many forms. It's about doing what you say you're going to do, and doing it when you say you're going to do it. It's about not lying by omission. It's about looking inside yourself and finding out what's really important to you and then having the courage to go get it. It's about not playing games with other people's feelings. It's not about winning or scoring points or saving your own ass. It's about integrity and honour. It's about not guessing how somebody else feels or what they want - but actually asking them and listening to what they say.
You want to really know about truth? - go get a dog:)