Updated: Mar 15, 2021

life coach Eddy Smits

Well, it is, isn’t it?

You have to be some kind of idiot, to tell the truth, because nobody wants to hear it.

And yet everyone knows…

I find this to be very peculiar.

It would be nice and easy if we could just spit out the truth once in a while.

But why can’t we do it?

It is if as if we have a mechanism that stops us from doing just that. But on the other hand, it’s normal because even as a child we are rewarded when we lie. No child wants to be punished so if it has done something wrong it will automatically lie.

We should reward the child if it tells the truth, but we don’t. We expect it to be truthful but if it is, we punish it. And that what we haven’t learned is hard to apply.

I wonder if it is here, we have laid the foundation of all this lying?

Oh, and please stop explaining it by using the excuse you don’t want to hurt or insult people. That’s just a lot of rubbish. It’s quite simple. As an adult we often just don’t have the guts to tell the truth.

We just can’t handle the truth!

But why?

Why not cut through all the red tape and just say what’s on our mind?

Do you suspect you’ll lose friends?


But do you want this kind of friends?

Are you so keen to live in a fake world?

Don’t forget you’ll have to do with fake feelings too then. Is it surprising, you’re not feeling happy?

So again, what’s the point?

Next time you ask yourself why you can’t find happiness, consider this.

Not being yourself and pretending all the time, will never get you happiness. You can compensate all you want, but it will not help you.

The truth…

Try it sometimes, it will set you free.

I think the first step towards happiness is acknowledging you’ll have put in some effort to act and speak more as yourself.

Take care


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