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The Truth Essay

1017 words - 4 pages

The Truth
How can we define truth when we don’t even know the interpretations of
what truth is? What I found very interesting was this quote "Half of a
truth is not the Truth". I believe that when we tell the truth we
never tell 100% of the truth. We might be embarrassed about the whole
truth or maybe we just don’t want to tell how we handled the situation
so we remove our part or change our part from the truth. Telling the
truth is hard, we never know how the opposite side will react on the
truth. It makes us insecure to tell the truth, we don’t want to be in
a position where we can be questioned. And do we really want to hear
the truth, as Jack Nicholson said in the movie A Few Good Men " Can
you handle the truth" Can we really handle the truth, do we want to
know the truth? Sometimes we do even though the truth can be hurtful.
For me telling the truth is quite simple when I know for certain that
it's the truth I'm telling and not something I've heard from another
person. Ex. Once one of my friends told me about this really cute guy
she had met, how wonderful he is etc. And another friend also came to
me and told me about this new guy she had met, I knew the name of the
guy because my first friend told me, so I asked my other friend and
she told me the same name. Then I knew that the guy was the same, so I
told my friends about the situation. Because I knew for certain that
it was the same guy and I didn't want the guy to play with their
feeling. I had all the fact that's why I told them.
Believing the truth, I think this is the hardest part, you can never
be 100% sure that it's the truth you are hearing. I can't trust people
and I have a hard time to believe people when they tell me something.
I've come to this point where I only believe in facts. Because we can
see from the point of telling the truth, "half of the truth is not the
truth", what we are told is not completely true. But when you really
believe in the truth, when you know for certain that something is
true, you are in a position where you don't have to tell anyone else,

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