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Fed up of lies

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Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?

Over here, we just have come out from an intense electoral campaign. New emergent parties from the left have changed the electoral map. No one has enough majority to rule in most of the regions and big cities, so they are trying to reach pacts. The situation is interesting because we are in times of change, but I’m really fed up of the politicians’ lies we are hearing these days. There are no other topics in the news. Only the well-known faces making promises that I’m sure they are not going to fulfil. I have seen too much during my career as a reporter. I don’t trust anybody in politics. They have lied at my face too many times. I think that the decline of the traditional parties is consequence of the corruption and the many lies their politicians have said when they felt safe and comfortable in their posts. People who seek power, in politics or any other fields, don’t hesitate to resort to lying and deceive. I’m tired of people trying to manipulate me. I’m fed up of lies.

Truth or Dare.

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Lies

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As kids, we’re told, time and again, that lying is wrong. Do you believe that’s always true? In your book, are there any exceptions?

Lies, lies and more lies. We are used to them. Politicians are lying constantly. They deceive us trying to win our votes and gain four more years in power and the possibility to acquire more money, at least is what’s happening over here. With so many lies, there is no way to trust anybody.

We are having these days a singular case of a young man 20 years old, who apparently only by lying was able to use official cars, spend large amounts of money, go to parties with high dignitaries, even get himself invited to the crowning ceremony of the new king of Spain. He made everybody think he was a Very Important Person, with ties with the Spanish spy agency, the police, the Royal Family, politicians and who knows what. And he is a student from a modest family with no money. We don’t know what is true and what’s a lie. Now, he’s been sued by the spy agency and others.

In Spain they say that you catch faster a liar than a lame. So to lie is not worth it.

The truth is that I’m tired. There is some sort of festival in my street with a lot of noise and I can’t think clearly to write something intelligent about lies.

Sweet Little Lies.

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The best policy

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Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?

Lies, even good intended ones, can be a source of a lot of confusion and suffering. At the end the truth prevails anyway. Is better to be always honest. No matter the consequences. My Mom had to endure prison and persecution because she was honest telling that she believed in God and insisting in going openly to the church in a communist regime. She told us that, that way, at the end, everybody respected her because of her coherence. It was hard but worth it, she said. She taught us to be always honest and tell the truth.

When I was young they said I was too sensitive. Once I had to pass a very important exam and I was studying hard. My older sister was pregnant, and the day before I had to take the exam, she had her baby, but after a few hours the baby died. They decided not to tell me about it that night and wait after the exam, afraid of my reaction. But I found out about what happened in the library. A common friend told me. And that was far more traumatic for me. From that day I told them never ever do that to me again. I want the truth immediately always. No matter how hard it is. And that works nicely in my family.

Every time I have been in situations when people tried to “camouflage” the truth the result was a lot of confusion misunderstanding, anger, distrust. Honesty is not always easy but is the only way to understand each other and to build trust.

In my work as a journalist honesty is basic. If you’re honest you can build trust among your sources and your readers. And most importantly you can do your job: tell the truth about what’s going on and you’re reporting about. Maybe without honesty you can find a faster way to success, but it would be a temporary and unjust success, not worth it.

Daily Prompt: Truth or Dare.
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Miseries

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What is your least favorite personal quality in others? Extra points for sharing your least favorite personal quality in yourself.

Violence and dishonesty. I’m afraid of violent people. I despise liars. Violence and lies are evils and source of countless evils. What can I say that is not already said about that?. I   have been in violent situations and I had to face liars while working as a journalist. I know what I’m talking about.

About me, I don’t want extra points. I already shared enough miseries in this blog. For me is difficult to choose one. I don’t want to. I only know that I would like to be a strong, optimist, good-humoured, imaginative woman. And I’m not. I’m the opposite.

Ups! I did it again. I hate you, daily prompt, when you get so personal. I’m somehow addicted. So I answer. I have no imagination. So I don’t know how to make up interesting stories to illustrate the topic of the day. Sometimes the plain truth is too personal and really boring. Like today. Who cares about my miseries? Sorry readers.

Daily Prompt: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.
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