Telling entire nuanced truth is impossible for most people to comprehend, let alone do.
Telling full transparent truth is excruciating. For the teller …
Depending on the day, on the person, and on the situation in front of you, you could argue that I am entirely right ~ or just as easily posit that I am wrong altogether.
How can that be?
How can something be real one day and false the next?
Is this a cognitive dissonance issue – one where we feel guilt, shame, or responsibility for the disconnect between what we say and do as opposed to what the truth is? Mental gymnastics exercise or everyday reality check?
Maybe someone should write a book of all the questions – and then a companion piece, an operator’s manual for heart and conscience telling us all the questions.
What is the most critical question?
Are you happy?
What is the most essential answer?
This is not an internal debate or self-awareness exercise – it is the simplicity of life.
If we are happy, we’ve arrived at a precious place we should protect and nurture.
If we are not happy, we have motivation for change – to be satisfied, to get to contentment.