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Honesty is the Best Policy, Except in One Case

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sweet Little Lies.”

There is only one time where I think it is ok to lie: to save the life of an innocent person or someone you really care about. People these days seem to be afraid of the truth, so they’ll tell themselves or others a lie to make themselves feel better. What they don’t realize is that finding out someone lied to you hurts much more than hearing the truth right away. Yes, the truth is oftentimes hard and bitter, but to lie is to betray, and isn’t betrayal more painful to deal with than the truth? At least with the truth, you have no choice but to believe it, but with betrayal, you can’t help but to not believe it. People need to toughen up and learn to accept that with the truth comes trust, and with trust comes security and warmth.

My Best Friend

When’s the last time you followed your instinct despite not being sure it was the right thing to do? Did it end up being the right call?

(Thanks for suggesting this prompt, Sia Positive!)

In April, I decided to try an online dating site specifically for gay guys. It was there I met my best friend for life. The thing is, he’s 30 and I’m 17, so although my instincts told me he was a good guy, I was cautious- brought a pocket knife with me on our first date just in case things got out-of-hand. My instincts, however, were right. Although today, we are not dating (we weren’t exactly compatible in that way), we’re still great friends and plan to be for a long time, supporting each other and being there for each other when we need it most. I’m glad I trusted my instincts, for I may have never gotten the opportunity to make such an awesome friend and companion.