It is time to be honest, true and authentic. Weather we are in politics, finance, entertainment or our private lives. But how costly is being honest in the long run?
Barack Obama – with his campaign on ‘Change’ has become a true example of transparency and honesty in 2009. What he and Michelle are trying to do is to set an example of authentic lives. Obama has been open about his wrongdoings, which ‘normal’ people associate themselves with.
Has the world really opened up for true honesty? We hunger for the truth! We have all seen so much lie in our lives, that now we are longing to live out a true and authentic life.
But is the truth always, to all times important to follow? Haven’t we all experienced times and situations in our daily lives where we rather tell a little ‘white lie’ than the truth, in order to save a person from being hurt?
One of the groups of society that maybe are telling the truth and the whole truth, are comedians. They are supposed to bring out the taboo subjects, things we as normal people rather not talk about or ignore, but as they enter their comedian role on stage they are ‘allowed’ to express these viewpoints which we might hold, but not true enough to express?!
You want to be authentic? I do! We have had enough pretending. We have all seen so much acting in our world, that we spot people who try to manipulate or lie. Have we come to a point in humanity where the ‘good story’ needs to be replaced or added with ‘the true story’?
Both marketing and politics are filled with all sorts of ‘bullshit’ talk – it comes with the job. However, now people were thirsty for an Obama. He is saying the same things as other politicians have previously been saying, but there is something authentic about him. However, we now are all expecting results from all this fine talk.
The truth is a reflection about our reality in which we are surrounded by. It is fundamental that we ourselves are in touch with this reality in order to reveal it. The truth works. If you dare trusting the truth, then you will actually succeed in the long run. On the other hand our lies can haunt us. Then the battle is definitely defeated.
You think the truth will conquer at last? I think it is worth fighting for the truth. I think what truly is important in life is to be true to yourself, to people around you and true in the nature of your day to day actions.