Cliche as that may sound but very true, indeed. The truth is something that is very hard to deal with. Most of the time people just opt to cover up the truth and hide behind false pretenses because they can't handle the former. But no matter how much concealer we put on, how much dirt we throw in to hide the ugly truth, it always has a way of seeping out and letting the world know of its existence. The truth may not come from you but it will come from someone else or worse, from evidences of your wrong doing.
With the technology we have nowadays, it is very easy to forge evidences. People have found more ways to protect their identities and hide the truth from everyone. It has become even more convenient for everyone to deceive other people and hide the skeletons in their closet for a longer time. But with that excess baggage you carry all the time, you will eventually suffer and live in guilt. If your conscience is still with you, it will come knocking on your door all the time until you finally heed to its call. I find it hard that some people can live with such a tumultuous inner self. Unfortunately, because there are people who will agree to your lies, you don't feel the guilt; you will hardly feel anything.
I am neither the most virtuous person in the world nor am I the most honest. Who hasn't lied at least once in their life, anyway? But living in guilt and a conscience that will bother you all the time, I am surprised that some people will actually take matters to greater heights and fill up people's mouths with more lies so the former lie will not be revealed. Living in one big lie alone is already crippling inside. How much more crippling can it be if you feed other people with even bigger lies just to save face?
But, no matter how evil lying may sound, sometimes it is helpful to cover the truth. Sometimes you have to lie in order to protect people. Sometimes you have to lie if it means not hurting other people. Sometimes you just gotta lie....
But at the end of the day, it is God who will be the judge of it all. If you fear His power and believe in what He can do, all the lies will bind you and make you a prisoner of your own actions. As what my title says, the truth will set your free. Hence, it is better to take responsibility of your own actions and admit to your crimes. It is best that you come clean and be mature enough to face the consequences of your actions. You inflicted it upon yourself, anyway. Before you insisted on the lies, you should have thought about the consequences first and how it will affect you in the end. What goes around comes around and all your lies will come haunting you in the end.
I wore another carrot-inspired outfit while running errands for my dad. My boyfriend usually laughs at me when I wear heels and really dress up even if we are just going to the bank. But I don't really care. He is already used to it anyway (what, with 6 years of being together? It would be strange if he still perceives me as odd/weird/eclectic). :)
hat: Peaches on Top | knitwear: thrifted | dress: Forever 21 | wedges: Parisian | necklace: Comfit