A vial of truth serum….

You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?

If I had truth serum, I wouldn’t use it at all. And I will tell you why. There is a reason why we do not always know when someone is telling the truth. What if we found out the truth, and it was even worse than not knowing? Sometimes naivety is a blessing in disguise. Seriously, what do you think would happen to the world, or even just to you, if absolute truth was known about certain things? This thought came to mind right away. “You can’t handle the truth!” From the movie A Few Good Men.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dana L. Daggett
    Sep 30, 2014 @ 23:48:29

    Your approach is a wise one. Sometimes ignorance is truly bliss!

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  2. Karen
    Sep 30, 2014 @ 23:50:36

    You’ve raised a good point. It’s easier to state ‘your own truths and standards, and respond to or ask an account of the actions of your significant others, than try to get people to speak their truth. But standards and rules exist, and those can’t be easily skirted. Have a look at my take on it. In my post, I share my truths against the rules and agreement between a husband and wife. These are facts observed from behaviour. Then I ask why? We can address the facts,as our truths, our standards and expectations; there’s no way to force another, if they decide to be hardnosed about it or plain narcissistic to accept and share the responsibiility of being truthful. It’s all we are entitled to as finite beings.

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  4. oxygen4thejourney
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 05:56:42

    Great post. Very true

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  5. jrrose80
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 08:59:37

    Ahh yes, but in A Few Good Men, even though we don’t know the final outcome, the truth hopefully improved the conditions of those serving in Guantanamo Bay so that a similar tragedy didn’t happen again? Sure the truth is ugly sometimes, but aren’t we better off knowing than living a lie? I say this as my mother in law found out her husband was a philanderer most of their marriage and was living a double life. I doubt she would’ve preferred to remain in the dark.

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  6. thefailingadult
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 10:47:51

    Glad to find someone thinking the same things! I completely agree with you. That last on your post reminded me of a Radiohead video for the song “Just”, everyone falls down to the floor when they find out what the man has to say, and he warned them about it.

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    • The Crafty Lady In Combat Boots
      Oct 01, 2014 @ 12:25:59

      I agree The nature of truth is neither sweet nor bitter.it is neither beautiful nor hurting.It is your relation to the particular subject of truth that imparts some character to it.In fact it is your feelings and emotions about truth.Truth has only one nature that is truth.

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