Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Key to Life #3

"Keys to Life" is a series I decided to write, based on all the little personal rules and philosophies that I adhere to. This isn't meant to sound preachy. I just feel like sharin' them, that's all.

Key to Life #3:

ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH



I went down to Walgreens' drive through pharmacy (sounds way shadier than it is) to pick up a prescription for my mom. When I pulled up to the two lanes, there were two cars in the left lane, by the window, and no one in the right lane. I chose the right lane, which made me the default next person to the pharmacist, who could not see the 2nd car in the left lane. When he spoke over the intercom, instead of telling him my information, I let him know that the other person was next in line. Both he and the car next to me thanked me, and I waited an extra 3 minutes.

I've always tried to tell the truth, at least in my more adult years. When I was younger, I may have fibbed a little, not about anything big, but more out of insecurity. But wheneverthehell it was that I stopped worrying so much about what others might think, I realized that honesty really was the best policy. I'd rather be honest and tell you something that might hurt you than to not, and let you go on not knowing what's really going on. And I'd definitely rather own up to any mistakes I make than say, "I dunno.", or try to pass it off onto someone else. I can take whatever consequences might come my way, and being respected for being real sounds pretty good to me.

Ian

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