“The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.”
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If the truth is what sets us free, then most of us often find ourselves imprisoned by what we see and experience these days.
Just explore your email, social media feeds, and our political landscape to observe all types of falsehoods that do their best to hold us captive.
Where in your world is the truth being stretched thin?
How do you screen out the lies and rise above the many forms of deception waiting to pounce?
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
—Sir Walter Scott, from the 1808 poem Marmion
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Watching the media circus around the recent presidential election, I noticed an increase in fact-checking news segments.
Outright lies, deceit, half truths and, of course, gross exaggerations had many of us tangled up emotionally, stressed out, and completely disgusted.
Perhaps you are troubled by various levels of deceit in your personal or professional worlds. How do you handle these matters? How do you untangle the knots, or better yet, never tie them in the first place?
Where would more honesty, integrity, and good old-fashioned truth-telling and character set you free from the tangled webs many weave?