Telling The Truth Analysis

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Ever since I was a little kid my parents always told me that I should always tell the truth and that I should never lie to them or anyone else and that if I did lie I would get in trouble. But telling the truth all the time was no easy task even when I was a kid. Telling the truth is heavily emphasized in our everyday lives. People on trial must take an oath and tell the truth and nothing but the truth. People must tell the truth about their past when trying to get a government related job. But can telling the truth be a negative thing? Can you lose your home, family, job, friends and everything else by telling how it is instead of sugarcoating it?

In the book, “Morality Stories,” (Braswell, Pollock, &Brasswell, 2012) in part three of
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Geraldine Stevens was going through a rough patch with her husband and was telling this story to the bartender who could carless. She was ready to leave him and go live with her parents. The no name overhears the conversation but does not say anything and decides to leave the bar and go home to his beautiful wife Natalie and his daughter Natasha. The no name goes outside of the bar to wave down a cab when all of sudden Geraldine Stevens walks up and stands right next him. She asked him if he would help her catch a cab; but for some strange reason, the no name thought she said, “Will you help me” (Brawswell et al., 2012, p. 145). Thinking back to the conversation she was having with the bartender earlier, the no name spoke his mind without a filter on his mouth about her situation. He says, “Geraldine, you need to leave that worthless bastard and go home to your parents before you lose yourself or worse --- your son’s life” (Brawswell et al., 2012, p. 145). Geraldine in disbelief, grabbed the money and hoped in the cab and left. From that day on; the no name started telling what was on his mind in every situation. He got fired from work, his wife kicked him out, and then he lost his second job as well until he had nothing but self peace (Braswell et al.,
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