The Truth Hurts

Has anyone ever shared a hurtful truth with you? It's happened to me and it hurts, but it's not necessarily a bad thing.  It's very difficult to face hard truths--truths that are important to hear.

It's equally difficult to share hard truths with others.  Many choose not to share the truth.  They stay out of it, and let life take its course. They don't get involved.

Since my earliest days, I wondered why people didn't react quicker to what happened in Nazi Germany.  I wondered why people didn't stand up, and why they let such an atrocity happen.  Now, even on a small scale, I speak up if it might make a positive difference.  I'll take the chance.  I'll share my thoughts with the knowledge that I don't know it all; I may be wrong and I will surely reap the consequences.

I will continue to follow the words of Martin Luther King, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."


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