Truth must be more than an ideal; it must be a priority.
Woe to those calling evil good and good evil, holding darkness for light and light for darkness, bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
I’ve said it before. The world has not fainted in surprise or horror. I’ll split it up into five subcategories to show better how bad it is. I want you to be as shocked as me and to be shocked about the people who are not shocked.
There were always people who rather believed their feelings and opinions than considered objective facts. Recently, it became hard to distinguish between true and false. Now, it’s so bad that it’s hard to even find truth.
Virtual used to mean almost, as it were. He virtually saved his life. It became a badge of honor for fake things. Virtual friends. Virtual reality.
Everyone is born with inalienable rights. Companionship and emotional and physical closeness are needed to be mentally alive. Lies distance us. Junk instead of nutritious food and solo instead of relating sex kill us.
The ultimate theft is murder. Now, countless groups and ideologies advise to kill for one’s ideals—and martyr oneself. Once, this was unthinkable.
What to do? How to survive the craze of the day or our times?
- Naturally, we’re honest. Dishonesty must be taught to exist. Don’t teach it. Show babies that trustworthiness gives closeness and peace of mind.
- Never lie, unless the truth would hurt good people for no reason. Rather shut up, change the conversation, or walk away (bathroom!) than lie.
- Have honest friends and teachers. Let go of the others.
- Be nice and generous as a proper expression of you, for no gain.
There is no such thing as a battle we can’t win (in the long run, together).