This article
talks about the risk on speaking your truth to others and how it will have
affect your every day lives. Being honest is a choice, a choice not lie, to
steal, cheat, or deceive in what ever way It might happen. For me, being honest
is not about speaking your truth. This is all about being real with yourself
and to others too about who you truly are and feel. Speaking your truth encourages
openness, this gives us power enabling us in developing consistency in how we
represent facts. Speaking your truth to others with good intentions and actions
will gain you the attention and respect of other individuals. These individuals
become the ones that you want to be influence by. We all live by an example to
others, and keeping secrets and important details has been practiced by many including
our politicians, our social leaders, even our religious leaders. This creates a
great impact and effect to young people that looks up to their own leaders. There
is also a risk of being 100 percent on speaking your truth to seek and to
expose ourselves in expressing our true feelings most especially when we all
have to deal the consequences by telling the truth. Between self control in
telling honesty and using it as a hurtful weapon to others there is ways to
express inconvenient truths to bring people closer together. This could also be
the reason for ending a relationship but it could create new possibilities for
new relationships to begin. Being said, this is a critical skill to exercise
and learn. This is an advice to myself that if I tell my honest opinion to
others and this honesty will lead to hurt or destroy someone else I should be
100 percent responsible to the situation it will bring me. I would respect
other decisions and thoughts after I tell and speak up for my self. Also,
anyone should be mindful of the situation before creating an action and think
wisely of the outcome before it can cause serious damage to others.