"And very often, the truth hurts. I mean, people say they want the truth. But, do they really?"
Meridith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
Grey’s quotes are often razaor-sharp and capable of provoking further thoughts. I love them so very much.
Do you really want the truth. Do you? DO YOU?
To me, that is just an unanswerable question. I generally prefer to shun anything that will cause upset or conflicts, and I keep everything in side. That way, the pain is minimized. The truth that doesn’t unveil itself will remain veiled, inside me.
Yet, sometimes, as an adult, it is one’s responsibility to discover the truth, to know the truth, and to demand the truth. For without the truth, mutual understanding and eternal reconciliation are practically impossible. No matter how badly you hate the truth, you have to realize that the truth is what matters. I really sometimes prefer to just hide in a outer shell that would ‘supposedly’ protect me from all the calamities of our cruel world. But it doesn’t. It wouldn’t, and it never will. The shell I sometimes create just close my eyes to the stark reality of the situation, and it makes me unsophisticated. Until I can learn to handle the truth, I will not be a complete adult.
Even recently, I still try to block away the truth when it is revealed to me. The thought of me, and those around me, trying to come to terms with the facts horrifies me.
I guess it is this kind of challenging decisions that one has to make everyday that allows one to cross the finish line of ‘adulthood’, a place worthy to be after the arduous journey of maturation.