The Importance of Honesty

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“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything” -Mark Twain

There is no such thing as a simple lie. Each lie carries a complexity behind it. That complexity comes from the facts that you have to hide any evidence that contradicts the lie, and that you have to always remember what lie you told people. A good lie doesn’t do much good if you keep changing the story. That is why Mark Twain said that if you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. It means you don’t have to remember the story you made up. This holds true for more than just lies, even just bending the truth creates a whole new story that you have to remember. As said in the Sci-Fi Fantasy film ‘Cloud Atlas’ “Truth is Singular, it’s versions are mistruths”.

When it comes to legal matters, it is vital not to tell a single lie or bend a single truth in the courtroom. You might have seen it done on television or read it in a book, but they are meant to bend reality itself. Not to mention the one that lied tends to get caught. There are two important reasons behind this.

  1. You don’t know you will get away with the lie. If the opposition proves you are lying about details, it will go against you.
  2. You have to stay consistent. Keeping to the actual story is easy, the details are all there. Sticking to a story you made up requires much more work.

If we can use one more quote here, it would be from Buddha. “Three things cannot remain hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth”. This is why it is important to stick to the truth, even if the truth isn’t what you want it to be. You have to trust your Daytona Beach personal injury attorney to lead you through the court case. Tell them the truth and let them build a case from it.