“Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a ‘fool’, so that he may become wise.” 1 Corinthians 3:18
what can exactly make a difference is the “who”. strangers can lie all they can, so what? if it does not involve us in any way, it wouldn’t matter at all. but if it is someone with whom a mutual trust we thought exists, the truth hurts even more.
all of us, at some point in our lives, experience this sad truth. betrayed, tricked, duped, deceived, bluffed, even stabbed at the back. what can be more painful?
but it’s okey to feel bad. it is a proof that we are alive and normal. because to be numb is like being dead.
but then again, if we continuously wallow in the pool of lies and betrayal, then we will soon drown in the negativity of our self-inflicted pain. and we’re just as good as dead. because we can no longer move on and see things in a different light.
let’s make our “wallow episodes” short and significant. like boosters to help us surge upwards, consider the trickery that once pulled us down, good luck in disguise. the beautiful lie that finally appeared as the ugly truth, would teach us painful lessons that would eventually make us better persons.
our “trust-o-meter” may malfunction for quite sometime. but be patient. people in our lives who stay true under any circumstance would calibrate it again like new. we would eventually realize our true alliances, and they would enable us to be survivors in life. these are the ones to whom our focus should be on, to cherish and value even more.
truth is a bitter pill, sugar-coated with lies. in the end, we decide – to swallow or not.
trick or treat!