Last week I had a great conversation with a friend I haven’t seen in a while. We caught up about everything from work, to personal life and business endeavors we are working on. This friend is one of those people who is great to surround yourself with. Great energy attracts more great energy. Some of us fail to exude positive energy (in relationships, friendships, etc), that there’s no wonder we only attract the negative. However, that’s another blog for another day. There is one part of our conversation that really stands out about the rest.
I was speaking to my friend about a situation that I want to get to the bottom of. Basically, it’s a catch 22 whether I leave it alone or inquire further about it. My friend then said, “Well, they may not want to scar you once you know the truth”. I must admit, this statement stopped me in my tracks. Of course, it sounds like common sense right? This is why people say the truth hurts. Although the concept is understandable, there is still the insatiable desire to know. We want to know those things that could damage us the most. We want to know the dark secrets, true motives and reasons why.
Can we really handle the truth though? Everyone wants to play big and bad. Sadly. most people are not equipped to handle the aftershock of the truth. We tend to look at the person or situation differently, despite our most desperate instincts not to. Some things truly are better left in the dark. The truth is a delicate balance. Knowledge is power and understanding. However, that same knowledge can take us over the edge if we’re not careful. Seek your truth wisely, because once you get it, you can’t give its scar back.