• Introduction
    • Truth is the most important word in the dictionary
      • Without a presumption of truth all other words are meaningless
    • Telling the Truth simply means to say what happened
      • Telling it like it is
      • Not what you wanted to happen, or what you hoped happened but what actually did happen
      • The truth is not always easy to say, but it is usually very simple
      • Lies always lead to more lies
        • “O what a tangled web we weave when first we practiced to deceive.”
      • Nobody trusts a liar, including themselves.
  • Mentor-student discussion
    • When is someone lying?
      • When intentionally tell an untruth
      • When they do not tell someone something they have a right to know.
      • When they cover up the truth with excuses or blame someone else for their problem
    • Other examples of Lying:
      • Copying someone else’s work
      • Cheating on a test
      • Cheating in sports
      • Failing to “own up” to something bad you have done
      • Protecting a “so called” friend when he has done something wrong
    • Have you ever been hurt by a lie?
    • Have you ever had the courage to tell the truth in a difficult situation? Why was that a good thing?
  • PD Summary
    • Telling the truth can sometimes be difficult and requires courage, but when you do so others will respect you, but more importantly, you will respect yourself.
    • Take away line: Always tell the Truth


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