It often means changing one’s mind, habits and behavior patterns. People loathe change. Change is often uncomfortable more so if the truth is at their disadvantage. Most times, the truth is something we already know but cannot accept. Therefore we ignore it, put it at the back of our minds and forget about it.
People that you know are dishonest are hard to trust to do something, but at least you know that they are not trustworthy. Someone that you believe is trustworthy may be a dishonest person and you do not know it. So you put your trust in them and they take advantage of your trust and betray you. That is not always the case, but sadly it does happen more than you would know. There are many themes in the book “The Great Gatsby”.
Lying is an issue that has been debated on for a long time. Some people believe that lying is sometimes ok in certain circumstances. Some people believe lying is always acceptable. In contrast, some believe lying is always bad. Keeping all other’s opinions in mind, I believe that lying is a deficient way of solving problems and is a bad thing.
So what happens when you are upset and not satisfied with something our friend or romantic partner does? It is often a difficult task to relay negative messages in a relationship, because we often fear how the other person will react. To receive the best results in the relationship, we have to address the issue. Often, in times of conflict we often say hurtful things unintentionally, and we later suffer with regret of what we have said. Personally, at times this seems to happen almost inevitably.
People who consistently think negatively are enslaved to their mind. Thoughts are vital to a well state of mind and well being. People’s thoughts make them think a particular way based on what they have seen and experiences they have had. Although everyone has at varying times in their lives experienced negativity, criticism and mistreatment, excessive negative thoughts and opinions on any particular subject or experiences is bad and harmful. Constant harsh critiquing on anything is bad because people who do this don't see any other options.
(Carson 1240) By not telling the truth, we can jeopardize the relationship of the believers. (Fee 189) People sometimes do not tell the truth because they are afraid. In the end the consequences of not telling the truth tend to be worse than if someone had told the truth in the first place. Often, this is hard to see, this is what makes telling the truth difficult for many people. When someone doesn’t tell the truth, it is good to let him or her know how their decision has hurt people.
Those of us that gave our life to another at the cost of loosing who we are in the process will have a hard time being true to ourselves. Allowing someone else to define who we are, we lose our ability to discover and grow inwardly. We no longer are able to discern a truth from a lie. For many of us, we have accepted lies for so long, that finding out what is true takes time. Having done this very thing, I know how difficult the journey to self-discovery can be.
When you can truly accept that everyone is on their own path in life, you will have a much easier time making choices that help you become a better you. In addition, when you allow others to be their authentic self, you stop trying to control them and judge them, which frees up more time for positive emotions that benefit your life, such as gratitude and faith. Try to listen to really listen to other people and see where they are coming from. If you can 't understand, then don 't judge; instead, simply allow. Unless it is directly hurting other people or the world around them, release the need to be right and allow others to have their own beliefs and way of living.
If someone gives you constructive feedback, you may use that for self-improvement. Constructive criticism can help you achieve your goal of being a better person. Constructive Criticism Does Not Remind Shortcomings Of A Person As it is described earlier, constructive criticism is directed toward behavior and when a person is reminded of some shortcomings, the frustration is only increased over which he has no control. Constructive Criticism Is Solicited Rather than imposed it is solicited. Criticism is most beneficial when the receiver has understood the kind of question and after analysing can answer, or when they actively seek and accept the feedback.
America prides itself on being a melting pot of cultures, but how we react to newcomers is often at odds with that self-image (Winters). If people stopped responding with passive complicity to carefully crafted messages designed to "otherize" those whose needs deserve fair treatment and justice and those whose voices speak for them, certain media outlets and popular personalities might soon be out of business (Harris). When people are different and new, people get scared because they are not aware of the lifestyles they live. The unknown is a fear to many, and when people are different and act different, people become scared until they become known to how their lifestyles are. In Salem, during the witch trials, people feared the unknown and nowadays people fear the unknown in the same ways.