It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 16, Book 20

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom

Thomas Jefferson

January 16th - tell the truth

Never be afraid to raise you voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.

William Faulkner

The truth is that there isn’t much truth being spoken in our world today. Fake news is everywhere and it’s hard to know what to believe some days. 

For words to have power, they must be the truth for the person speaking.  Even in a world of expanding voices, getting it right is the foundation upon which everything else is built - context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate.  As we have an ever greater flow of data we have more needed for information dedicated to find and verifying the news and putting it into context.

Because news is important, those who provide it should have responsibility to voice their their own conscience out loud and allow others to do so as well.  We all have a view on what happens in our world but no matter our differences, the truth will always be respected and praised.

If you dont like someone, dongossip about them, but tell the truth as accurately as you can.  I was always told if you dont like somebody, then say nothing. Its better than spreading news that is only your opinion and not necessarily the truth.

Honesty is more than not lying, is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living and truth loving.

James E. Faust


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

If you always tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said...

NanaDiana said...

So true! I dislike talk where people tell 'parts' of what they THINK is the truth and everything gets distorted and doesn't begin to resemble the truth. I did laugh at the line in an old movie that said, "If you can't say anything nice about someone-come sit by me" xo Diana

jack69 said...

I have no comment now after reading NANA's, Sadly that line she quoted from a movie is so stinking true about so many lives today.
YOU always make Good points; the TRUTH here you have recorded.
Love ya!
Sherry & jack

betty said...

I think some news people are biased in what they report. I kind of miss the old news reporters like Walter Cronkite who just reported the news without too much comment about this or that. Always good though to tell the truth and nothing but the truth!


Mevely317 said...

Wish more people would abide by that great line from Bambi: "If you can't say nuffin' nice, don't say nuffin' at all." I, too, sure miss news anchors like Cronkite. These days editorializing seems to be the norm; it's up to the viewer/reader to discern the truth.

Buttercup said...

I do miss Walter Cronkite, too. But I also miss the world of Walter Cronkite.


we have eyes that can see and ears that can hear. we know a lie when we see and hear it, particularly when it is repeated over and over again. it's a shame that NEWSPEAK from Orwells book 1984 has become the new language of many people these days. alternative facts are not the truth, they are lies to deliberately mislead. a shame the world has come to this. i liked walter cronkite too. he was great at what he did, and people were better off because of him.

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