According to Abraham Lincoln “The fact is, truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.” There’s not a lot of people who will tell you the whole truth. There’s no bending the truth. The truth is straight as an arrow.
Some people think that ignorance is bliss, but that’s not the case. It’s a rare gift to find a friend that will tell you the truth. Think about the last time someone told you that you had something in your teeth or maybe that it’s time to make those career changes you’ve been too scared to do. It takes a lot of courage to tell someone the truth, but it also takes a lot of vulnerability to receive the truth. It’s not always popular to tell the truth. It’s not always diplomatic or “politically correct” to tell the undiluted truth. It's scary to be totally truthful but if you really care about someone, isn't it worth it?
The same goes for receiving the truth. "Truth is your truest friend" means that truth is there. Truth stands by you as you make good decisions. Truth is reliable and dependable. Truth remains even if no one else does. The truth will set you free.
Lincoln said "no matter what the circumstances are" is the condition of truth being your friend. Even if the truth hurts, it's still your friend. Even if the truth causes celebration, it's your friend. That goes for telling the truth also. The truth may cause the end of relationships or jobs or whatever but the best of those can survive the truth.
So start telling and receiving the truth. Let's journey together to give the truth and be humble receivers of the truth.