As a child, I didn’t know what trust or truth was, but I don’t think you do when you’re small. I didn’t stop to question trust or truth, instead I assumed both were in place. But I would rather have been told something I didn’t want to hear, than ignore the truth on what I needed to hear.
It is important we grow up with trust and truth in place; we need both for mental and emotional stability. It is important we can trust and hear the truth. We must be able to trust others to tell us the truth; trust and truth must start with family.
It is important we tell the truth no matter how difficult the truth is. On our part, we may be afraid to say what we want to say, for fear of offending. When it comes to us imparting the truth, others may expect us to agree with their opinions, and may take offence when what we say doesn’t tie in with what they think.
Others should trust us to speak the truth. We shouldn’t have to tell others something they want to hear just because it is too difficult for them to hear it. It doesn’t make what we’re saying the truth. But simply put, without truth there is no trust and without trust, there can be no truth.