Can you handle the truth?

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Can you handle the truth?

There are some people that can’t handle the truth, they might ask you for your opinion yet they think that theirs is better, so why ask?

I was like that, my best friend is gay and when we would go shopping I would ask his opinion, when he would say he didn’t like something I would ask “Why?  What’s wrong with it? How come?”  He would get mad and say “Bitch, do you want my opinion or what?  I don’t like it”
Well did I? Yes on my terms, because I liked it so why didn’t he?
Through out our friendship I can always count on him to be brutally honest with me even when I didn’t want to hear it and even when it hurts, I know he is honest.

But there are so many people like me, who want advice yet can’t handle the truth. We sometimes can even see the truth in ourselves
I couldn’t admit I had a drinking or drug problem for years, even when I was waking up on the floor with vomit all around me, hungover yet again, no problem, I still went to work, I was good.

I couldn’t admit my ex was verbally abusive even to myself, that would mean I failed, that I picked the wrong one and I couldn’t face the truth for years.
When everyone said Mr con artist was just that ….no I said your just haters that I am so happy,  no even though the signs were there and my intuition was screaming I couldn’t admit the mistake I had made.

We can’t handle the truth because of our ego, that would mean we didn’t pick right or do the right thing, God for bid we make a mistake and the world sees it! How could we ever redeem ourselves in people’s eyes?

I write this blog and I am brutally honest now, I fall ,I do stupid things, I make mistakes, huge mistakes yet I am always trying to learn the lessons from them, I can handle the truth because I know there is a lesson and so I put it all out there so that others might see themselves and know it’s alright to fail and to not be afraid of the truth.

So today my friends, think about if you can really handle the truth?  Can you take off the rose colored glasses you see yourself through and stop worrying about what others will think or say? Look the truth in the face, stand up straight, admit your failure, own it, find the lesson, forgive yourself and let it go and move on….because yes, sometimes the truth hurts  but sometimes the truth will set you free!!

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