|Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and Envy, François Lemoyne, 1737|
What’s better: A lie that draws a smile or the truth that draws a tear?
Obviously it's the second one (if it's accepted earlier). Many people are pretentious however; just concerned about creating and maintaining a good interpersonal atmosphere (even though it’s just a façade) to avoid a personal inconvenience. They think it’s self-righteous, but it is not.
To avoid regrets when the truth comes biting at your ass, you should:
- Only trust the right person at the right moment for the right reason and;
- Make sure history proves that they have are trustworthy.
- Assess your risks and be prepared in case fail you.
To learn more about must-know information about trust, you can purchase a copy of Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity by Francis Fukuyama, 1996.