Day 3: Is the truth always good to hear? Why or why not?
I’ve gone through these years believing that “Evil” is all that harms and “Good” is all that heals, with all else not being of moral alignment; I’ve gone believing that every decision that harms is Evil and every decision that heals is Good. I mean, the decision to kill someone is Evil, but the only way to truly know what the person ultimately decided is to let them execute their decision up unto the point they are about to kill someone. The same can be said with the decision to donate to a needy charity or a group in need. The Goodness is in the decision, but we cannot know whether or not the decision was a true one until the decision is executed. Basically, the decision to donate is Good, and the donating (the actual act) is proof. In a metaphorical sense, the act of donating is what is being said, while the decision is the fact of the situation.
But right now, I ask you, have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it”? To continue the metaphor, you could donate a dollar to a needy charity or you could volunteer your time and labor. The saying is now, “It isn’t what you donate; it’s how much you donate,” i.e., the more you donate, the more Good the decision was.
To look at it another way, the saying is, “It isn’t what the facts are; it’s how you present them.”
The facts are the facts; no matter how you word the theory of a spherical planet, the Earth is still round. And what you ultimately do doesn’t change what you ultimately decided. Sure, hindsight factors in, but that’s more of a third party/afterthought. Let us wave at hindsight as it passes us by. Anyways, in a metaphorical sense, the fact of the situation is what you ultimately decided, and the frilly wording is what you ultimately do. And yes, you have to decide what facts are facts and whether or not you believe them; the fact of the situation is what you ultimately decide, and the frilly wording is what you ultimately do. If you decided to tell the truth, but say it in the harshest way you could, then you weren’t making much of a good decision, as what you did caused harm.
If you said the truth in the most matter-of-fact way in an attempt to make it easier on everyone in the situation, then the decision was a Good decision; you tried to do as little harm as possible in a situation.
But as I indirectly said, you can tell the truth and hurt someone, meaning that the truth is not always good to hear. Perhaps it was a necessary harm (growing pains), in which case telling the truth can be good. The question, however, is asking whether or not telling the truth is always good. And it isn’t always a good thing.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
It is happiness enough to know one is superior to the fork people.
Tumblr Pet Peeves….
- automatic playing music
- music that automatically starts
- when a song just starts automatically when I go to your page
- that song that interrupts my song because it started without my knowledge
- music on your page that just comes out of fucking nowhere
- that annoying music
- music on tumblr
- tumblr music
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
He could think in italics. Such people need watching. Preferably from a safe distance.
The fact that you have a penis does not give you the right to be a dick. The fact that you have breasts does not give you the right to be an ignorant boob. The fact that you have a butt does not give you the right to be a total ass.
The ABCs of Life?
~A is for Assholes, because there will always be assholes in the world.
~B is for Bitches, because there will always a bitchy person harassing someone in the world.
~C is for… Cows… because everybody loves them…
~D is for Dicks, because males have them, and you should get used to the fact.
~E is for Estrogen, because both females and males have levels of estrogen.
~F is for Folly, because no matter what life you have, you will make mistakes.
~G is for Growing-Up, because we either grow up at some point, or we live a worthless life.
~H is for Home, because we all want one, and not everyone has a home.
~I is for Intelligence, because without it, we wouldn’t be where we are today, and as such, intelligence should be respected.
~J is for Jesting, because without some amount of humor, life is terrible.
~K is for Kindness, because it is out there, and many people don’t see it.
~L is for Love, because everyone has a right to love.
~M is for Murder, because some people steal the life out of others, and we should get used to this fact.
~N is for Nobody, because nobody doesn’t deserve life.
~O is for Oppression, because most of the time, someone will oppress you, and we must recognize this at some point.
~P is for Person, because not all non-humans are not their own person, and we should recognize this fact.
~Q is for Question, because we should always question our surroundings and those with power.
~R is for Resistance, because we are all our own, and as such, we will resist wrongdoing against ourselves, and if someone resists something that you do to them, then they recognize what you’re doing is wrong.
~S is for Sexuality, because we all have attractions for one thing or the other, and we all need to realize that not everyone is one sexuality.
~T is Testosterone, because both males and females have levels of testosterone.
~U is for Upkeep, because we should keep ourselves healthy in mind and body.
~V is for Vagina, because females have them, and you should get used to the fact.
~W is for Wander, because the only way to learn is to wander into facts.
~X is for x, because every variable matters, and each thing is its own variable.
~Y is for Yonder, because what is far from us is not always what is better for us.
~Z is for Trolls, because they are out there… always…
NOW YOU KNOW YOUR ABCs!