Sunday, November 13, 2005

Truth: Where does it leads to?

It leads to insanity... if u stick to it all the times.
It looks weird to me also thinking on these lines but this is what i have started to believe in since last couple of years.
I am not talking about the situation after understanding truth but about "speaking truth" all times as we understand it.
In childhood I could never understand why is it considered to be so great to speak truth all times. As years passed by I felt that may be it is due to weaknesses inherent in human nature that we need to lie at times. May be because we feel truth(as it appears to us) to be shameful for our existence. After few more years we realise that we can share truth with few because they r the ones who understand our perception, who care for it.
But still down few years comes the final realisation that "truth is not needed". Not all need ur truth, not all can listen to it, not all can undertand it, not all can live with it. It pains to know that people really dont need to know truth. The worst part is that at times even ur loved ones behave like that.
Now when i find people (though still in single digit count) who stick to speaking truth at all times I wonder whether they are abnormal. Watching kids, it appears as if majority human beings are hardwired to tell lies. Among the rest majority learns to tell lies observing others. Those who continue to be truthful all times are not they defying the nature? Apart from their own personal sufferings, troubles comes to their loved ones who then starts complaining.Even then if some people continue to be what they r (truthful), is it not a abnormality in them that they can't live without being truthful? They dont conform to majority behaviour, they make their and others survival difficult, they find peace only being what is not even required by any. They go against the nature's law that every living being works towards its survival and these selected few makes their survival difficult by being truthful all times.
Being truthful alienates u from the rest including ur most loved ones at times.

21 comments:

Gangadhar said...

Being honest has been the hardest thing in the world,I think..
By being totally true with ourselves,we will build and create a better we.We can lie to others and they may never know, however we will always know. We can even live in a state of denial but this only leads to a road of negative results.
And dis is totally a very nice post,Soumya...And I'll try to make my own post on dis subject..

soumya said...

gangadhar: thanks...

Gangadhar said...

Soumya,pl see my version at Truth
thank you

Akruti said...

I dont know if it is abnormal to be honest as far as you can,being honest dosnt mean that you need to be harsh with ppl at times,if it calls for then i would avoid such truth,move away from it.But Soumya,If being honest and truthful helps me to sleep in peace every night without being guilty of hurting someone,then i would prefer honesty and if my loved ones care for me then i am sure they would understand,Ya,but again,not always:) ppl bound to make their own judgements and it hurts at times.

Arz000n said...

I know I cant lie...that's ma major weakness in life.

I tried lying, but it hardly lasts for 3-4 mins...either Im caught from ma actions or I give up and vomit the truth.

Yes...but its true that at times, you need not give out whole truth..its not needed.

I found out the solution to avoid telling the truth and not to be called as a liar too. I just dont speak. I try to avoid..try to drop the topic or divert to something else. It works most of the time

;)

Greetz!!

Rohit Talwar said...

the last time...ROCKS!!

well written..

cheers!

keep writing!!

:)


and yes... i can lie really well at times!!

Vivhyd said...

Long time Soumya..

I was looking at hotels (budget) near Lajpat Nagar, South Delhi.. found one though. Will let you know if I need help :)

Vivhyd said...

Being truthful all the time does seem to go against nature as far as us mortals are concerned. Well truth as the saying goes can be bitter at times and thats why we sometimes choose to not be truthful especially if it doesnt cost too much..

anandsharma said...

That minority which believes and practices truth, is the one which takes the civilization forward.But you rightly said ,there is a price to be paid.However there is nothing like it leading to insanity ,if you have faith in yourself and maintain your cool.

Smyta said...

Nice post!

Saying truth always in not a very feasible thing!

But we can always try to present the truth in sugar coated pills!

Smiles etc.,

Smyta

soumya said...

akruti: sometimes moving away also from truth looks like hurting... and speaking it out also hurts bothways...

Arz000n: the solution of keeping quiet works many times... but silence builds up anger inside me which makes me to explode at times...

rohit: thanks...

soumya said...

vivhyd: u r right... truth is bitter at times... however with understanding it gets better... :-)

anandsharma: i dont think civilisation is going forward... it is where it was... heights of personal character marks the advancement of civilisation which has already been reached to full extent... now the strength of minority is diminishing....

smyta: i agree with u... sugar coated truth... but nature made me weak in this regard... i am trying to improve myself on this front...

anyways nice to see ur comments after long long... time... :-)

Writers said...

turth does pay!

the Monk said...

ture...but there's a kind od austere beauty in truth, isn't there?

RandomThoughts said...

Whitelies Soumya!!! When it doesn't hurt, a lie can can work wonders! So resort to it!Life teaches us best when to lie & how to!!

exasparater said...

nice post soumya! keep it up!

soumya said...

seven: it breaks lot more...

the Monk: i agree... those few persons many times seems like the most beautiful creation of GOD

RandomThoughts: to few life teaches it after much sufferings...

exasparater: thanks

Shruti T A said...

Hey Soumya :) Can I say this? The real Truth lies inside everything and even though "I didn't do my homework" is not it, avoiding it means avoiding the real deal. I do the former and suck at the latter.

dreamz_verity said...

Speaking truth gives a mental satisfaction.U feel relieved.

soumya said...

Flickering Flame: sure, u dont need to ask :-)... u r right...

dreamz_verity: but few times it breaks lot more...

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