Lies ruin relationships. When one partner finds out the other has lied, the FIRST order of business is admitting the lie. After that, apologies can be made, forgiveness offered, and reconciliation can begin.
No matter how civil the discourse, if you attempt to build on top of lies, any structure you raise will be forever suffer from a defective foundation. This is even more relevant as we move into the era of ‘alternative facts.’
There is no peace so fragile, and so quickly undone, as that which is based on lies
Part of consensus has to include admitting things like right and wrong exist. We cannot simply agree to disagree. We have not always been at war with Eastasia. Don’t let anyone drag you into Fuckwellian discussions where the semantics obfuscate the truth.
Let no one trespass upon your sanity in the name of peace; there is no peace so fragile, and so quickly undone, as that which is based on lies.
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