Saturday, June 16, 2012

Let's Be Honest

Let's be honest. Most of us are not good at expressing our deepest feelings.

I heard about a farmer from East Texas who was being examined on the witness stand by a Houston attorney. He had been hauling his favorite mule in a trailer behind his truck when an accident occurred. Initially the farmer had said he was okay, but later complained of a neck injury.

The lawyer pressed him about why he hadn't told the state trouper about his neck injury.

"It's pretty simple," the farmer answered. "My mule was in the ditch moaning, and the state patrolman shot her between the eyes. Then he came to me and asked, "How are you?" I said, "Just fine."

Often what we tell people is not the truth but what we think they want to hear, especially if we fear their anger.

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