Being Yourself and Doing It For the Right Reasons

I am currently in a position in a country other than my own trying to make ends meet until I can depart. The economy is bad, jobs are scarce, and my friends care about me. I know that I will be leaving, that I need to be honest and tell people that, but all of my friends…, and their friends, are telling me to lie. I feel so uncomfortable with that, it is very hard for me to even contemplate. It gives me more stress. My mom even told me to lie. Now this is the woman who told me “if everyone else jumped off the cliff would you?”, and I was quick to remind her of that! She said this was different. Sorry, I can not do it, don’t have a poker face to save my life! I would rather be in trouble for the truth than a lie. I don’t want to cross that line. I haven’t so far.

prairiezephyr prairiezephyr
46-50, F
2 Responses Feb 19, 2009

That is so true! Thanks Loop.

I have a saying I found a while back and it hit home. <br />
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"the truth will set you free"<br />
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Living a lie is hard work, living by the truth is very very easy.