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Detecting Truth

In our daily life, seeking and telling the truth is paramount, however, everyday practice tends to show the opposite. These days, it becomes more and more difficult to know if the news that we listen to on television, on the radio or on our smartphones is telling the truth. This is particularly due to the media and social networks that often give so much wrong information, that we do not know what to believe. Therefore, it’s our responsibility to make use of tools that are within our reach such as the internet or books to detect the truth.

By trusting information obtained from a source whose reliability has not been verified, we risk sharing false information with those around us. This will only help spread the misinformation. However, many people prefer beautiful lies to ugly truth, especially in this world in which new problems and conflicts emerge each day. That means they prefer to believe the lies they hear on the news instead of seeking the truth. These people must realize that they will face the truth one day and that expanding the lie will only make the shock of the truth even stronger.

The truth is not only exaggerated in social media, it is also in families and communities where people lie more often. It is important, however, to always tell the truth to our loved ones and those around us. Lying never leads to anything good because the truth always ends up surfacing and there will be consequences. These consequences are that upon learning one has been deceived, the person to whom the lie has been said will lose all confidence in that loved one whom they thought they knew and trusted the most.

Lying can destroy an established relationship with a loved one or co-worker. To tell the truth is proof of honesty in a person. Honesty is a virtue found in a sincere and trustworthy person. By telling the truth we set an example that others can follow while presenting themselves as a reliable person.

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