“Whoever is careless with truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.” ~Albert Einstein
This is a lesson it took far too long for me to learn. Once upon a time I defended the lies on small matters ready with justifications for other people’s lies, not to mention my own. Over the years, I’ve learned that Einstein was all too right. Those little lies are resounding red flags and alarms. I could have saved myself quite a bit of heart ache had I learned that lesson sooner. They say wisdom comes with age, but sometimes I think its really just a matter of taking too damn long to wake the hell up.
I suppose I could expand on that a bit. Whatsoever makes us feel it necessary to tell those little lie is should set off an alarm. We shouldn’t have to lie about ourselves in order to be accepted. We don’t need to puff ourselves up for outside validation. If we feel the need to do that, something is wrong. The same is to be said for accepting lies when we know the truth already. I’m not suggesting confrontation. I’m merely saying that we should take a look inwards and figure out why we would accept or project such lies. Clearly, these lies are indications that something is wrong.