The Challenge of Self-Honesty
"Do I really need this [insert item you want here]?"
Naturally, a million reasons flood into your brain
Why you need it
Why you will benefit from it
How much better life will be when you have it
Small white lies you've allowed yourself to tell yourself
A habit developed over years of enabling
A mechanism to protect and grow happiness and gratification
But, what happens when it becomes the nature of our being?
Am I truly trying my best? - Breaking skin, losing sleep, bending over backwards?
Because of my best efforts, do I truly deserve what I have?
Am I, a citizen of one of the most developed countries in the world, justified to be angry at others' ill will while I sit in my luxurious car; passing every homeless shelter within a 10 mile radius?
Am I really mad at my significant other for being selfish, or am I upset I didn't get the type of attention I expected?
Did I ever do anything wrong?
Small white lies turn to justification of superiority and ignorance.
As justification grows, humility and self-honesty ceases to exist in our being.
"Mind is a beautiful servant, but a dangerous master."